The Imperial Army is a banner army trainable by the Chinese that contains two Iron Flails and three Arquebusiers. It costs 480 food and 255 coin, takes seven population, and is found at the War Academy in the Fortress Age

Iron Flails are a good all around heavy cavalry unit that do decent damage, have fairly high hit points, and do area damage. They are weak against heavy infantry and light cavalry. Arquebusiers are powerful against heavy infantry and light cavalry, making the double pronged combination powerful, although vulnerable to armies with large amounts of heavy cavalry. The Imperial Banner Army is useful against opponent who build a lot of light infantry, cannons, Heavy infantry, or light cavalry.