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Total War Three Kingdoms: Commandery Guide

Commandery Guide

Commanderies are the many territories of ancient China, connected in a vast patchwork that make up the THREE KINGDOMS campaign map. They are delineated by boundary lines which are colour coded according to your diplomatic relationship with the owning faction. White lines indicate the boundaries of neutral territory; blue lines indicate the boundaries of friendly or allied territory; red lines indicate the boundaries of a faction you are at war with.

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Commanderies contain settlements which generate tax income, resources, and many other benefits for the owner, based on which buildings have been constructed there. Each commandery consists of a commandery capital and one or more attached counties. Ownership of the capital defines ownership of the commandery, though attached counties may be captured and occupied by other factions.

At higher faction ranks, you can raise or lower your faction’s tax level using the tax slider in the treasury panel.

Commandery capital

Capitals are the heart of your faction’s infrastructure, the place where you’ll construct the many buildings that improve your economy, generate income, and bring benefits to your populace and armed forces.


A commandery is divided into multiple counties. The commandery capital constitutes a county in its own right, alongside any other counties within the commandery. Such counties house smaller resource-generating settlements, such as a farms, mines and temples. Selecting any settlement opens the commandery panel, which displays all the commandery’s various counties, and who owns them.


As commaderies grow and develop, corruption rises, effectively reducing the tax income from your commanderies. Other income sources, such as trade or diplomacy, are not affected by corruption.

You can combat corruption by employing administrators, assigments, constructing certain buildings and researching certain reforms.

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