are a unique
featured in only in the
Age of Empires III
. They function as prison centers housing captured civilians and military units.
The building is a squarish enclosure that contains imprisoned units. The enclosure's material consists mainly of wooden planks on all sides. Barbed wire is also surrounding the planks so prisoners may not escape.
A gate lies on one side and cannot be opened by the player, the only way to free the prisoner inside is to destroy the building. One positive note is the building does not have a ranged attack like an
Outpost, Castle, or War Hut.
In the Campaign Edit
Stockades are featured in multiple campaigns in
and its expansions. They are featured in almost every act of the game. They are often found in campaigns featuring Age of Empires III Weapon Caches.
Age of Empires III Edit
Act I: Blood Edit
Stockades are found in the second scenario of
Act I: Blood in the scenario Into the Caves where trapped Swiss Pikemen mercenaries are imprisoned from Ottoman stockades and can be freed.
Another mission of appearance is in
Spanish Treasure Fleet. The Spanish have some Inca Huamincas and Inca Bolas Warriors captured in Stockades around the map and the player can set them free.
The WarChiefs Edit
Act I: Fire Edit
Stockades can be found in the second scenario,
The Rescue. Nonahkee has been captured by Sven Kuechler after a successful Hessian raid on her village and imprisoned in a pen, represented by Stockades.
Iroquois Villagers have been imprisoned too, being kept captive to Stockades scattered across the land. It is imperative to free them, as the player begins with no Villagers.
Nonetheless, in order to beat the scenario, the player must destroy the Stockades where Nonahkee is kept captive.
The Asian Dynasties Edit
Act I: Japan Edit
Stockades are found in the first scenario of
Act I: Japan in the scenario The Siege of Osaka, where trapped Yojimbo Cavalry Archers. who are woodcutters, have been imprisoned in Stockades.
Act III: India Edit
Stockades are also featured in
Act III: India in the scenario Raid in Delhi. Trapped Sepoy are found in Stockades and can be freed to join the players side.
If one inspects the building's model closely, they can see that outside the Stockades' gate lie gallows, an apparatus for death by hanging.
A Stockade imprisoning Sepoy from Act III: India
A real life Stockade based off from the Blackhawk War in Illinois