|“||Chinese combination of Barracks and Stable. Trains infantry and cavalry in mixed groups. Also, upgrades infantry and cavalry.||”|
The War Academy is a military building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Chinese and is available once the Commerce Age is reached. It trains banner armies consisting of infantry and cavalry, fulfilling the role of a Barracks and a Stable, and contains upgrades for Chinese infantry and cavalry.
|Old Han Army||255 food,
|6||3 Chu Ko Nu|
3 Qiang Pikemen
|Standard Army||255 food,
|5||3 Chu Ko Nu|
2 Steppe Riders
|Ming Army||345 food,
|2 Qiang Pikemen|
|Territorial Army||285 food,
|6||3 Changdao Swordsmen|
|Forbidden Army||480 food,
|8||2 Iron Flails|
2 Meteor Hammers
|Imperial Army||480 food,
2 Iron Flails
As War Academies unique to the Chinese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Construction cost|| Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)|
Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Home City Cards
As War Academies are unique to the Chinese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the War Academy|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
The Asian Dynasties
- The War Academy has 34 LOS.
- With update 20322, the War Academy has 12 LOS.
|“||In the early seventeenth century, the Manchu emperor Nurhaci established the Eight Banners - administrative groups into which all families were placed, often based on lineage and tribal connections. These groups were broken down further into companies. Nurhaci wished to create a citizenry that could be called upon to wage war on enemies of the Manchu, as each company was required to furnish a number of soldiers, often 300, that together would form a larger regional banner army.|
Later, when Nurhaci’s successors conquered the Mongols and the Han Chinese in the mid-seventeenth century, they incorporated these new warriors into the banner army system. During its height, the Eight Banners system included ethnic Manchu, Han Chinese, and Mongol soldiers. Although it began as a foreign military system forced upon the conquered, the system quickly evolved into the core administrative philosophy behind many government practices, such as the disbursement of salaries, distribution of land, management of property, and oversight of popular welfare and justice matters.