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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. For the building in Age of Empires IV, see Village (Age of Empires IV).

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/economic 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[]

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[]

Unit Cost Init. food Max. food Limit
Aoe3 goat icon Goat 100 food 50 300 30
Aoe3 water buffalo icon Water Buffalo* 80 food 500 20

* The Water Buffalo requires the "Water Buffalo Ranching" Home City Card to be trained at Villages.

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3
Town government Town Government 200 wood Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population
County government County Government Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Town Government
Prefecture government Prefecture Government Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires County Government
Provincial government Provincial Government Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Prefecture Government
Selective Breeding Selective Breeding 150 wood
150 coin
Livestock fattens 25% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
Rural sentry uprising Rural Sentry Uprising 50 food
50 coin
Spawns 2 Sentries; requires the "Village Defense" Home City Card
Rural defense Rural Defense Spawns 2 Irregulars; requires the "Village Defense" Home City Card

Further statistics[]

As Villages are unique to the Chinese, only technologies that they have access to are shown on the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (cavalry, shock infantry, and villagers when garrisoned with the "Village Defense" Home City Card)
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Town government Town Government (+10%)
County government County Government (+10%)
Prefecture government Prefecture Government (+10%)
Provincial government Provincial Government (+10%)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Other Town government Town Government (+5 population)
County government County Government (+5 population)
Prefecture government Prefecture Government (+5 population)
Provincial government Provincial Government (+5 population)

Home City Cards[]

As Villages are unique to the Chinese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown on the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Village
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 3 (Fast-building Houses) TEAM House of Tudor House, Manor House, Longhouse, Village, Shrine, Torp, Kancha House, and Hut build time -90%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Chinese Home City 1 (Nothern Refugees) Northern Refugees Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Western Refugees) Western Refugees Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Great Migration) Great Migration Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager and 1 Fattened Goat
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Chinese Home City 1 (Year of the Goat) Year of the Goat Each Village and Town Center spawns 2 Goats
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Year of the Ox) Year of the Ox Each Village and Town Center spawns 2 Water Buffaloes
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Nomadic Settlement) Nomadic Settlement Ships 1 Village Rickshaw; Village build limit +1
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Nomadic Expansion) Nomadic Expansion Ships 2 Village Rickshaws; Village build limit +1
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Hc year of the dragon Year of the Dragon Ships 1 Flamethrower for every Town Center built and 1 Pet Monitor Lizard for every Village built
Age III tech tree aoe3
N/A
Water buffalo ranching Water Buffalo Ranching Villages can train Water Buffaloes
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Team provincial administration TEAM Provincial Administration Houses, Longhouses, and Huts get +50% hit points; Manor Houses, Villages, Shrines, Torps, and Kancha Houses get +33% hit points; all of them supports +10 population
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Village defenses Village Defenses Villages can attack when garrisoned and use Rural Sentry Uprising and Rural Defense
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Land reforms Land Reforms Villagers and Rickshaws build buildings 50% faster; buildings grant +100% build bounty
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Land Grab) Land Grab Mill, Estate, Farm, Livestock Pen, Rice Paddy, Sacred Field, and Hacienda cost -40% and build time -75%; Village cost -30% and build time -60%
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
Chinese Home City 4 (Saiga Herd) Saiga Herd Each Village and Town Center spawns 4 Saigas
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Stockyards) Stockyards Livestocks fattens 30% faster when tasked to Livestock Pens, Farms, and Villages
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Changelog[]

3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Villages cost 190 wood, take 19 seconds to build, give 38 XP when built and 76 XP when destroyed. With update 14825, Villages cost 180 wood, take 18 seconds to build, give 36 XP when built and 72 XP when destroyed.

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

History[]

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[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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