The French are a major civilization in Age of Empires III. They are the descendents of the Franks who inhabited the same region of France, located in Western Europe, which was then known as Gaul. They held large areas in the New World until the late 1700s, but they still have small colonies in South America today.
The French military possesses a troop roster similar to the Spanish; they have a diverse selection of units. The Lancer unit, however, is replaced by the powerful Cuirassier, which is typically a common sight in late-Age armies. They have one of the best economies in the game due to their fast-gathering Coureur des Bois. One of the French's main specialty is their stronger alliances with Native American settlements as their Home City provides many unique cards for it.
In-game dialogue language (Modern French)Edit