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"Comanche ranged cavalry. Good against cavalry."
In-game description

The Comanche Horse Archer is a ranged cavalry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Comanche settlement.

Overview Edit

The Comanche Horse Archer is similar to the European Dragoon, but more cost effective and combat proficient against enemy hand cavalry due to its melee resistance. However, it is vulnerable to ranged infantry.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Comanche Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Comanche Horse Archers to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Comanche 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Comanche Horse Archers to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Comanche 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, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Improvements
Hit points Horsemanship Horsemanship (+10%, Sioux only)
Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Bonepipe Armor Bonepipe Armor (+1.0x multiplier vs. artillery, Sioux only)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
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%)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Cherokee War Dance Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Comanche Mustangs Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry Mass Cavalry (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"It is thought that the Comanche split off from the Shoshone and moved onto the Great Plains and south into Texas in pursuit of horses. After its introduction by the Spanish, the horse became an integral part of Comanche life. A man would spend much of his life astride a horse, and his family's wealth was measured in horses. The Comanche people successfully defended their lands from European settlers for almost a 100 years, fighting off wave after wave of settlers. They fought and hunted from horseback with short bows, lances, and buffalo hide shields."

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