"Supports 20 population, which can be increased here with improvements. Also fattens livestock faster and trains Goats."

In-game description

The Village is a civilian building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Chinese. It combines the functions of a House and a Livestock Pen, with the addition of being able to be garrisoned and serving as a drop-off point for Home City shipments.

Tactics Edit

While much more expensive than Houses, Villages provide twice the population of Houses, which can be boosted even further with Home City Cards and improvements at the Village itself.

Units Edit

Unit Cost Init. Food Max. Food
Aoe3 goat icon
100 food 50 food 300 food
Aoe3 water buffalo icon
Water Buffalo
80 food 50 food 500 food
The Water Buffalo requires the Water Buffalo Ranching Home City Card to be trained at the Village.

Improvements Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Town government
Town Government
200 wood Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population
Ages discovery
County government
County Government
200 wood Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Town Government
Ages discovery
Prefecture government
Prefecture Government
200 wood Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires County Government
Ages discovery
Provincial government
Provincial Government
200 wood Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Prefecture Government
Ages discovery
Selective Breeding
Selective Breeding
150 wood,
150 coin
Livestock fattens 25% faster
Ages colonial
Rural sentry uprising
Rural Sentry Uprising
50 food,
50 coin
Spawns 2 Sentries; requires Village Defense Home City Card
Ages colonial
Rural defense
Rural Defense
50 food,
50 coin
Spawns 2 Irregulars; requires Village Defense Home City Card

Further statistics Edit

As the Village can only be built by the Chinese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (cavalry, light infantry, and villagers when garrisoned with Village Defense Home City Card)
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Village is exclusive to the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History Edit

"During the late fourteenth century, the time of the Ming Dynasty, the Hongwu Emperor began a new policy of distributing vast amounts of land to local farmers. A product of a rural upbringing, the Hongwu Emperor favored farmers, and parsed the land, giving it to young boys who had reached manhood. To prevent the seizure of this land by corrupt landlords, he established non-transferable land titles and did away with taxation. The response was overwhelmingly positive. In 1393, the amount of land being cultivated rose drastically, at speeds never equaled by a later dynasty."

"Realizing that water conservancy would play a crucial part in the success of Chinese agriculture, the Hongwu Emperor focused on irrigation. He dispatched student from the Kuo-tzu-chien, or Imperial College, to develop massive irrigation systems and develop more than 40,000 ponds and dikes. Because of his decisive actions China experienced an agricultural revolution during the latter half of the fourteenth century."

Gallery Edit

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