The Industrial Age is the fourth Age in Age of Empires III, following from the Fortress Age. It is characterized by the Industrial Revolution which took place during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution was a massive economic, social, and technological change facilitated by the introduction of steam power and the use of automated machinery in manufacturing.
In addition, the Industrial Age sees the growth and the rise of militaristic and economic developments. At this point in the game most players are able to produce large armies of military units and are also able to fortify themselves more effectively. To advance to the Industrial Age, 2000 food and 1200 coin is required. Prior to researching, the player will have the option to select one out of the two available politicians, each providing different rewards. The Industrial Age is followed by the Imperial Age and in The WarChiefs expansion, an option for European civilizations to Revolt instead.
Units and buildings available Edit
- Factory (through Home City shipments)
- Heavy Cannon
- Great Bombard
- Fortified Outpost
- Guard Upgrades
- Royal Guard Upgrades
|Ages in Age of Empires III|
|Discovery Age · Colonial Age · Fortress Age · Industrial Age · Imperial Age|