"Ranged cavalry. Good against cavalry."
In-game description

The Apache Cavalry is a ranged cavalry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Apache settlement.

Overview Edit

The Apache Cavalry play similarly to Dragoons in that they are ranged gunpowder cavalry strong against other cavalry.

Once the Apache Raider technology is researched they gain extra damage against Villagers as well, making them effective at disrupting an enemy economy or killing Villagers that stray too far. As with most cavalry they are weak against heavy infantry.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Apache Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Apache Cavalry to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Apache 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Apache Cavalry to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Apache Warrior Societies
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives Exalted Natives
1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations and in the Town Center for Native American and Asian (as Exalted Natives) civilizations.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, light infantry, villagers (with Apache Raiders)
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, artillery
Hit points Horsemanship Horsemanship (+10%, Sioux only)
Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Bonepipe Armor Bonepipe Armor (+1.0x multiplier vs. artillery, Sioux only)
Apache Raiders Apache Raiders (+2.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry Mass Cavalry (-50%)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"The tribal people known by the name “Apache” inhabited the American Southwest, from at least the sixteenth century until today. “Apache” is probably derived from the Zuni word “apachu” meaning enemy.

The historic Apache were known as primarily a nomadic people who lived as hunters-gatherers. They kept few possessions and didn’t settle in one location for long. Apache life centered around a matriarchal culture, with the family its core unit.

The Apache nation consisted of several loosely-knit tribes, including the Mescaleros, Chiricahua, and Coyoteros. The warriors of these groups were famed for their bravery and cunning. The U.S. Army considered the Apache as one of their most difficult opponents during the entire period known as the Indian Wars. Even though their numbers were relatively small, the Apache proved an extremely tough and difficult foe.

Gallery Edit

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