|“||Sikhs that throw hoops, causing splash damage. Good against infantry and buildings.||”|
The Chakram is a ranged heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Udasi Temple settlement. It is similar to Grenadiers, in which it throws burning hoops that does area damage.
Chakrams are one of the most powerful native units, as they are light infantry with splash damage. They act like Grenadiers and Arsonists, but possess a ranged attack instead of a siege attack, have slightly higher range ,and do bonus damage against Heavy Infantry. They are however, not as strong versus buildings, but can be decent against buildings with a ranged attack, such as Outposts, Castles, War Huts, Town Centers etc., due to the beastly 50% ranged resistance. This high resistance is also very useful while fighting against other ranged infantry units. If used properly, they can wipe out an entire army of infantry units.
Their range can be further increased by researching the Army of the Pure technology, making them even stronger in ranged combat.
|Udasi Discipline Training||200 wood,
|Upgrades Chakrams to Disciplined (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Udasi Honor Training||400 wood,
|Upgrades Chakrams to Honored (+40% hit points and attack); requires Udasi Discipline Training|
| Legendary Native Warriors
|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.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Heavy infantry and ranged infantry in groups|
|Weak vs.||Cavalry, light infantry, artillery|
|Hit points|| Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)|
Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Incendiary Grenades (+15% siege attack and +1 AOE)|
Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
|Range||Army of the Pure (+4)|
|Speed|| Military Drummers (+10%)|
Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Sight|| Town Watch (+2)|
Army of the Pure (+4)
|Creation speed||Standing Army (-25%)|
|Other||Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)|
|Penalties|| Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)|
Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)
Home City Cards
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The Asian Dynasties
- Chakrams have 14 range and no longer have a Heavy Infantry tag.
- Chakrams are now tagged as Grenade Trooper.
- Chakrams are now affected by the Incendiary Grenades technology.
- Main article: Indians (Age of Empires III)#In-game dialogue
- आदेश [Ādeś] (command)
- तैयार [Taiyār] (ready)
- हाँ? [Hān?] (yes?)
- मैं जा रहा हूँ [Main jā rahā hūn] (I am going)
- मैं करूँगा [Main karunga] (I will do it)
- हाँ [Hān] (yes)
- युद्ध करने के लिए [Yuddh karne ke liye] (to do war – To war/To battle)
- हमला [Hamalā] (attack!)
- हाँ! [Hāṃ!] (yes!)
|“||According to Sanskrit sources, the word “chakra” means circle or wheel. It is linked to the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs of chakra, which relate to centers of energy within the human body. The chakram, named for its resemblance to a wheel, is a circular metal weapon that ranges from 5 to 7 inches in diameter and is of varying thickness. In most cases, it has a sharpened outer edge, and a smooth inner edge by which it is handled. The chakram was usually thrown at its target from a range of 100 to150 feet, although it was also used as a close-combat melee weapon, spun and swung by hand. Soldiers could carry many chakram at one time, often hanging them along the length of their arms or even from a modified turban.
From the sixteenth century forward, the chakram was a weapon employed exclusively by Sikh soldiers, who threw them in large volleys like archers fire arrows. Following the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, also known as the First Indian War of Independence, the English dismantled most Indian armories, and many antique weapons, including chakram, were destroyed and sold as scrap. The twentieth century brought reports of Sikh still using the weapon in battle, with as much skill and accuracy as when it was at its peak.
|—In-game history section|