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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.


The Comanche Horse Archer is similar to the Cavalry Archer, but moves faster. It is combat proficient against enemy hand cavalry due to its melee resistance. However, it is vulnerable to ranged infantry.


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Native Warrior Societies.png Comanche Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Comanche Horse Archers to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion Natives.png Champion Comanche 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Comanche Horse Archers to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Comanche Warrior Societies
Imperial Age
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives.png 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[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, light infantry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Horsemanship.png Horsemanship (+10%, Lakota only)
Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Bonepipe Armor.png Bonepipe Armor (+1.0x multiplier vs. artillery, Lakota only)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Carib Garifuna Drums.png Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Seminole Bowyer.png Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs.png Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Cherokee War Dance.png Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Penalties Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards[]

In-game dialogue[]

Main article: Comanche#In-game_dialogue


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.