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Civilization FAQ

Age of Empires III
Civilization FAQ
Version: 1.0
Date: March-02-2006
By: cwt89 (cwt8902@hotmail.com)

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. European Civilizations
 1.1 British
 1.2 Dutch
 1.3 French
 1.4 German
 1.5 Ottoman
 1.6 Portugese
 1.7 Russian
 1.8 Spanish
2. Native American Tribes
 2.1 Carib
 2.2 Cherokee
 2.3 Comanche
 2.4 Cree
 2.5 Maya
 2.6 Nootka
 2.7 Seminoles
3. Copyright



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 1. European Civilizations
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| 1.1 BRITISH                                                                |
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Unique Units:
- Longbowmen: Expensive archer with rapid rate of fire
- Rocket: Expensive heavy Artillery unit, strong against Infantry and Buildings

Bonuses:
- Building Houses spawns Settlers

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Musketeers, Longbowmen
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Rockets, Grenadiers, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Dragoons

Summary:
British are an average civilization all-around. They're good for all
strategies: rushing, booming and turtling. They have a strong economy because
of their Manor Houses which spawn free Settlers. British also have powerful 
Musketeers which are very strong against Cavalry units.


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| 1.2 DUTCH                                                                  |
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Unique Units:
- Envoys: Cheap reconnaissance unit with weak Attack but good Line of Sight
- Ruyters: Cheap unit that is strong against Cavalry
- Fluyts: Slow and powerful Ship that is resistant to building fire and can
          train any unit available at the Barracks, Cavalry and Artillery
          Foundry

Bonuses:
- Training settlers costs Coin
- Banks that automatically produce Coin

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Skirmishers, Halberdiers
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Fluyts, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Heavy Cannon, Grenadiers, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Ruyters

Summary: 
Dutch is a good civilization for Booming. Dutch Settlers cost Coin
instead of Food, but the Dutch have a unique building: the Bank. Banks produce
free Coin. They are weak against rushing attacks because of their need for
Coin to produce Settlers.


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| 1.3 FRENCH                                                                 |
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Unique Units:
- Coureurs: Settlers that have increased resistance to attack and gather
            resources faster than other Settlers
- Cuirassiers: Strongest cavalry unit in the game

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Musketeers, Crossbowmen, Skirmishers, Halberdiers
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Heavy Cannon, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Dragoons, Cuirassiers

Summary:
Average civilization good for both rushing and booming. Their unique Coreur
Settlers gather resources faster and are stronger, preventing rush attacks
against them. The French have Cuirassiers, which are the strongest cavalry
unit in the game, but are very expensive.


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| 1.4 GERMAN                                                                 |
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Unique Units:
- Uhlans: Arrive at no cost with every Home City shipment
- Settler Wagons: Settlers from Home City that cost more than regular 
                  Settlers, but gather resources faster
- Doppelsoldners: Heavy swordsmen Infantry with a sweep attack that damages
                  multiple units at the same time

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Crossbowmen, Skirmishers, Doppelsoldners
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Heavy Cannon, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Uhlans, War Wagons

Summary:
Germans are a civilization that is good for booming, but weak at rushing.
Germans start off with fewer Settlers, and receive free Uhlans with every
Home City shipment. Germans have Doppelsoldners which are heavy Infantry with
a unique sweeping attack, and War Wagons, expensive Cavalry units.


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| 1.5 OTTOMAN                                                                |
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Unique Units:
- Abus Guns: Light Artillery that is strong against Infantry
- Janissaries: Powerful Musketeers
- Galleys: Ship that is good for exploring, fishing and transport
- Great Bombards: Strongest Artillery unit in the game

Bonuses:
- Town Centers automatically spawn free Settlers

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Janissaries
- Ships:
 - Galleons, Galleys, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Abus Guns, Great Bombards, Grenadiers, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Cavalry Archers, Spahis

Summary:
The Ottomans are very good at booming and very weak at rushing. Settlers are
automatically spawned at the Town Center at no cost, other than population.
This civilization needs to be constantly building Houses to keep up with the
Settlers that keep being spawned. They also have a lot of unique units.


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| 1.6 PORTUGESE                                                              |
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Unique Units:
- Cassadors: Light infantry with strong Attack but low Hit Points, strong
             against Infantry
- Organ Guns: Artillery that is stronger against Infantry than Buildings

Bonuses:
- Free Covered Wagons in each age
- Explorer's Spyglass can reveal unexplored territory
- Best Dragoons in the game

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Musketeers, Crossbowmen, Cassadores
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Heavy Cannons, Organ Guns, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Dragoons

Summary:
A good civilization for booming and rushing. Their Explorer has a unique move:
Spyglass, which allows you to see a black area of the Map without actually
being there. Portugese have the strongest navy in the game, and two unique
low Hit Point units: Cassadors and Organ Guns.


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| 1.7 RUSSIAN                                                                |
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Unique Units:
- Strelets: Weak but cheap light infantry, good against Infantry and trained
            10 units at a time
- Cossacks: Cheap light Cavalry
- Oprichniks: Fast Cavalry good at raiding Villagers and strong against
              Buildings

Bonuses:
- Settlers and Infantry are trained in groups
- Begins with more resources, but less Settlers
- Outposts and Barracks are combined into one building: Blockhouses

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Musketeers, Halberdiers, Strelets
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Heavy Cannon, Grenadiers, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Cossacks, Oprichniks, Cavalry Archers

Summary:
This civilization is good at rushing, with Settlers and Infantry units trained
in bulk. Instead of Outposts and Barracks, the Russians have one building that
combines them both: Blockhouses. They have some unique Cavalry units, Cossacks
and Oprichniks.


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| 1.8 SPANISH                                                                |
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Unique Units:
- Rodeleros: Fast moving sword-weilding infantry
- Lancers: Heavy close-range cavalry that are strong against Infantry
- War Dogs: Dogs trained by Explorers that are fast moving and can attack

Bonuses:
- Home City shipments are received faster
- Home City provides improvements to Buildings, Infantry and Navy

Military Units:
- Infantry:
 - Pikemen, Musketeers, Crossbowmen, Rodeleros, Skirmishers
- Ships:
 - Caravels, Galleons, Frigates, Monitors
- Artillery:
 - Falconets, Heavy Cannon, Culverins, Mortars
- Cavalry:
 - Hussars, Lancers, Dragoons

Summary:
Probably the easiest civilization to play. Better at rushing than booming. They
receive shipments from the Home City faster than other civilizations. They have
Rodeleros, fast Infantry with good defense, and Lancers, cavalry with high
attack, defense and hit points, but are close-range.


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 2. Native American Tribes
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| 2.1 Carib                                                                  |
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Units:
- Carib Blowgunner: Short-ranged infantry that is good against Infantry

Research:
- Carib Carifuna Drums: Archers do more damage to Villagers
- Carib Ambush Party: Allows your Explorer to train a small ambush party of
                      Carib Blowgunners
- Carib Kaciri Beer: Archer and Hand Infantry attack increases


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| 2.2 Cherokee                                                               |
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Units:
- Cheokee Rifleman: Long-range Light Infantry that is accurate

Research:
- Cherokee War Dance: Native warriors move faster
- Cherokee Basket Weaving: Research at Docks, Markets, Mills and Plantations
                           no longer cost Wood
- Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary: Trains four cheap Cherokee Settlers


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| 2.3 Comanche                                                               |
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Units:
- Comanche Horse Archer: Long range Cavalry that is good against Cavalry

Research
- Comanche Horse Breeding: The Hit Points of all Cavalry units increases
- Comanche Trade Language: All research costs less Coin
- Comanche Mustangs: All Cavalry units move faster


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| 2.4 Cree                                                                   |
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Units:
- Cree Tracker: Long-range riflemen with good line of sight
- Cree Coureur des Bois: Native Villagers that are more expensive, but gather
                         faster and are stronger than regular Villagers

Research:
- Cree Textile Craftsmanship: All buildings cost less wood
- Cree Kinship: Allows Cree Trackers to be trained in you Barracks or
                Blockhouses
- Cree Tanning: Increases the Hit Points of all Infantry and Cavalry  


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| 2.5 Maya                                                                   |
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Units:
- Maya Holcan Spearmen: Barbed spearmen that are strong against Cavalry and
                        Buildings
- Medicine Man: Heals injured units

Research:
- Maya Warrior Society: Maya Warrior Hit Points and Attack are increased
- Maya Cotton Armor: Hand Infantry Hit Points are increased
- Maya Calendar: Villagers gather resources and hunt faster


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| 2.6 Nootka                                                                 |
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Units:
- Nootka Clubman: Nootka hand-infantry warrior armed with a club
- Nootka Warchief: Elite Nootka Clubman warrior

Research:
- Nootka Warrior Society: Nootka Warrior Hit Points and Attack are increased
- Nootka Bark Clothing - Villager Hit Points are increased
- Nootka Potlach: Nootka Clubmen and Warchieves are trained faster and cheaper
- Loyal Nootka Warchief: Allows your explorer to train Nootka Warchieves


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| 2.7 Seminoles                                                              |
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Units:
- Seminole Sharktooth Bowman: Short-range Archer with high attack

Research:
- Seminole Guerilla Wars: Seminole Sharktooth Bowmen do more damage to 
                          buildings


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 3. Copyright
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Copyright 2006 Chris Thomas

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