|“||Raises all your troops to Veteran if they are not already.||”|
Westernization is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Russians and can be researched at the Church once the Fortress Age is reached and the Reformist Tsar Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, Strelets, Musketeers, Cossacks, and Grenadiers are upgraded to the Veteran level (if they otherwise are not yet). Petrine Reforms is the further upgrade of this technology.
Westernization effectively allows the Russian player to trade 100 wood for saving 800 coin. When using a diverse range of units, it can be useful to research this technology as soon as possible to get the most out of Russian units. It is also required for the further Petrine Reforms all-Guard upgrade.
However, in the Fortress Age a large initial investment of wood may not prove efficient, as the wood is usually better put to use creating Town Centers and military production buildings.
Age of Empires III
- Westernization costs 900 wood.
|Unique Church/Mosque technologies in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|British||Thin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers|
|Dutch||Coffee Trade · Waardgelders · Blue Guards|
|French||Code Napoleon · Imperial Young Guard · Imperial Middle Guard · Imperial Old Guard|
|Germans||Tilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihander|
|John Black's Mercenaries||Indian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons|
|Knights of St. John||Corselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade|
|Ottomans||New Order Infantry* · Tufanci Corps · Topcu Corps|
|Portuguese||Encomienda Manor · Besteiros · Order of the Tower and the Sword|
|Russians||Westernization · Kalmucks · Petrine Reforms · Bashkir Ponies|
|Spanish||Corselet · Royal Alabarderos · Wild Geese|
|Swedes||Push of Pike* · Savolax Jaegers* · Gustavian Guards*|
|United States||Grand Encampment · American Patriots|
|* added in the Definitive Edition|
|All of the listed technologies require the Royal Decree Home City Cards unique for each civilization|