"Bowman. Good against infantry."
In-game description

The Aenna is an archer in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Iroquois and can be trained at the War Hut once the Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

The Aenna is a ranged infantry unit that's cheap to produce and are best fielded against slow, non-ranged units, so that they have time to fire a deadly barrage of arrows before they are forced to flee or fight hand to hand. The Aenna is special in that it is faster than most ranged infantry units, and it costs only Food, making it easy to micromanage for a player's economy to produce. The Aenna is vulnerable to hand cavalry, so it is stronger when mixed with Tomahawks.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Elite ranged infantry Elite Aennas 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Aennas to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion ranged infantry Champion Aennas 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Aennas to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Aenna
Ages imperial
Legendary ranged infantry Legendary Aennas 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Aennas to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Aenna

Further statistics Edit

As Aennas are unique to the Iroquois, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Carib Garifuna Drums Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Seminole Bowyer Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Range Lacrosse Lacrosse (+2)
Speed Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Lacrosse Lacrosse (+2)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As Aennas are unique to the Iroquois, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History Edit

"Before the coming of the white man, the main missile weapon of the Iroquois was the bow. Even after muskets became available, bows were still widely used for hunting and warfare, because bows were inexpensive and did not depend on unreliable trade ties for gunpowder."

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