|First Appearance||The Asian Dynasties|
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||2500|
|Use||Trains and upgrades Banner Armies|
The War Academy appears to be a Barracks, but it can train Infantry and Cavalry alike, costing the same as only 1 Barracks, or one Stable. The War Academy can train Banner Armies, which are Chinese armies consisting of normally 4-6 units of 2 different types. Banner armies are more expensive than a single unit, but they are normally quite cost efficient to make up for the fact that they cannot train a single type of unit. The only units that the Chinese can train alone and one at a time are the Flamethrower and the Hand Mortar. There are several Banner Armies, which can serve varying purposes. The only Banner armies the War Academy cannot train are armies containing Siege Units, which can be trained at the Castle, and Banner armies shipped from the home city.
- The Chinese can reduce the cost of their war academies and allied barracks by 30% through use of TEAM Art of War.