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The Comanche are a Native American tribe in Age of Empires III. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.

Unit[]

Technologies[]

Comanche technologies mostly focus on cavalry and reducing the cost of more advanced technologies.

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3
Comanche Trade Language Comanche Trade Language 100 food
100 coin
All technologies and Wonders cost -10% coin
Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding 150 food
150 coin
Cavalry and shock infantry get +10% hit points
Comanche Mustangs Comanche Mustangs 200 wood
200 coin
Cavalry get +5% speed

Strategy[]

Comanche technologies help civilizations with strong cavalry, such as the French, Germans, Indians, and Lakota. Comanche Horse Breeding gives cavalry and shock infantry +10% hit points. Comanche Mustangs gives cavalry +5% speed.

Economically, Comanche Trade Language reduces the cost of all technologies, including Age-ups. This is most useful when planning on advancing to the Industrial Age relatively soon, as technologies become expensive enough it can easily pay for itself (e.g. Industrial Age, a Guard upgrade, and Water Power would do it for a generic European civilization). The Comanche's own technologies (including unit upgrades) allow a saving of up to 72.5 coin with it, which can help it have a lower pay back time.

Overall, the Comanche are the strongest at countering artillery rushes while in the Commerce Age and when planning on going to the Industrial Age relatively soon, due to Comanche Trade Language. Their unit is fairly strong in stats and upgrade potential, being a more specialized Dragoon which is terrible in hand attack mode.

The Comanche often synergize with the other minor civilizations on the maps they are on. They often buff each other's units and/or supply generically useful coin-costing technologies for Comanche Trade Language.

In-game dialogue[]

The Comanche language is a Numic language of the Uto-Aztecan family.

History[]

Before European contact, the Comanche were part of the Shoshone tribe living along the Platte River in eastern Wyoming. They acquired the horse in the late seventeenth century and thereafter began migrating to the southwest as a separate tribe. They eventually established effective control over a wide area stretching from western Oklahoma, across the Texas Panhandle, and into New Mexico. This area was known as the Comancheria.

They became the expert horsemen of the southern plains and were very skilled with the lance, bow, and arrow. Their population grew because hunting buffalo from horseback provided a dependable food supply. They built up huge herds of horses through breeding and capture, and particularly prized the pintos and painted horses. They built a reputation as fierce and pitiless warriors, fighting both as raiders and as defenders of their stock.

For much of the eighteenth century the Comanche waged war against neighboring tribes, especially the Apaches, and the Spanish based in Santa Fe, Texas, and Mexico. When Americans moved into Texas, the Comanches got into conflict with them. A series of treaties were signed with the Republic of Texas, the United States, and the Confederate States, but the whites could not stop settler encroachment, which always led to more fighting. Gradually the Comanche were devastated by disease and worn down by military action. They were placed on a reservation, but eventually most of that was taken away and opened to white settlers.

Gallery[]

Civilizations in Age of Empires III
AfricanFlag Ethiopian aoe3de Ethiopians · Flag Hausa Hausa
AmericanFederal American: Flag MexicanDE Mexicans · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States
Native American: Flag AztecDE Aztecs · Flag IroquoisDE Haudenosaunee (formerly Iroquois) · Flag IncanDE Inca · Flag SiouxDE Lakota (formerly Sioux)
AsianFlag ChineseDE Chinese · Flag IndianDE Indians · Flag JapaneseDE Japanese
EuropeanFlag BritishDE British · Flag DutchDE Dutch · Flag FrenchDE French · Flag GermanDE Germans · Flag ItalianDE Italians · Flag MalteseDE Maltese · Flag OttomanDE Ottomans · Flag PortugueseDE Portuguese · Flag RussianDE Russians · Flag SpanishDE Spanish · Flag SwedishDE Swedes · Polish · Danes
Minor
AfricanAkan Settlement Icon Akan · Berber Settlement Portrait Berbers · Somali Settlement Portrait Somalis · Sudanese settlement portrait Sudanese · Yoruba settlement portait Yoruba
AsianBhakti aoe3de Bhakti Temple · Jesuit aoe3de Jesuit Mission · Native shaolin site icon portrait Shaolin Temple · Sufi aoe3de Sufi Mosque · AOE3DE Tengri Tengri Shrine · Udasi aoe3de Udasi Temple · Zen aoe3de Zen Temple
EuropeanBourbon icon portrait-1 House of Bourbon · Habsburg icon portrait-1 House of Habsburg · Hanover icon portrait-1 House of Hanover · Jagiellon icon portrait-1 House of Jagiellon · Oldenburg icon portrait-1 House of Oldenburg · Phanar icon portrait-1 House of Phanar · Vasa icon portrait-1 House of Vasa · Wettin icon portrait-1 House of Wettin · Wittelsbach icon portrait-1 House of Wittelsbach
Native AmericanApache aoe3de Apache · Aztec native icon aoe3de Aztecs · Carib aoe3de Carib · Cherokee aoe3de Cherokee · Cheyenne aoe3de pre update Cheyenne · Comanche icon aoe3de Comanche · Cree aoe3de Cree · Iroquois aoe3de Haudenosaunee · Huron aoe3de Huron · Klamath settlement portrait Klamath · Sioux aoe3de Lakota · Lenape warrior portrait Lenape · Mapuche icon aoe3de Mapuche · Maya aoe3de Maya · Navajo aoe3de Navajo · Nootka aoe3de Nootka · Inca native icon aoe3de Quechua (formerly Incas) · Seminole aoe3de Seminole · Tupi aoe3de Tupi · Zapotec icon aoe3de Zapotec
Other
CampaignUnited States flag revolt DE Black Family Estate · EIC Flag AoE3DE British · Circle of ossus Circle of Ossus · Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's Mercenaries · Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. John · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States
Historical BattlesBarbary States flag revolt Barbary Pirates · Flag CanadianDE Canadians · Flag Ethiopian aoe3de Ethiopians · Flag Moroccan Moroccans · Flag Somali aoe3de Somalians · Flag Tatars aoe3de Tatars · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States
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