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Stockades are a unique building featured in only in the campaigns of Age of Empires III. They function as prison centers housing captured civilians and military units.

Overview Edit

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 Age of Empires III and its expansions. They are featured in almost every act of the game. They are often found in campaigns featuring 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.

Other 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.

Trivia Edit

  • If one inspects the building's model closely, they can see that outside the Stockades' gate lie gallows, an apparatus for death by hanging.

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