|This article is about the mercenary in the original Age of Empires III. For the Swedish unit in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, see Hakkapelit.|
|“||Heavy cavalry mercenary from Finland.||”|
Overview[edit | edit source]
Although Hackapells can strike with great force (they can kill Zamburaks with one hit), they should not be used on their own during battle, since their low hit points make them vulnerable to enemy attacks. They excel at raiding enemy Villagers - In two strikes, a Villager or Coureur is dead. Hackapells should be used like Hussars, but mixed with regular hand cavalry or other Heavy Cavalry mercenaries. Hackapells have significantly more attack but significantly fewer hit points than the Mameluke. With 12 Missionaries (Japanese ally), Unction, all attack improvement upgrades (Bhakti Temple) and cards (French and Indian allies), the Spanish Finnish Hackapell is the melee cavalry with the highest attack, 281.93.
Further statistics[edit | edit source]
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ranged infantry, light infantry, artillery|
|Weak vs.||Heavy infantry, light cavalry|
|Hit points|| Cavalry Cuirass (+10%)|
Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Pillage (+25% siege attack)|
Customized Merc Weapons (+30%, John Black's Mercenaries only)
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Speed|| Comanche Mustangs (+10%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed|| Mass Cavalry (-50%)|
Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
|Other||Wild Geese (ships 5 Hackapells, Spanish only)|
|Penalties||Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)|
Home City Cards[edit | edit source]
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Hackapell|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
All[edit | edit source]
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Germans[edit | edit source]
Russians[edit | edit source]
In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]
The Hackapell speaks Finnish.
- Select 1 Mitä? - What?
- Select 2 Valmiina - Ready
- Select 3 Käsky? - Order(s)?
- Move 1 Kyllä - Yes
- Move 2 Aion - I will
- Move 3 Selvä - Roger
- Attack 1 Hyökkäykseen! - To attack!
- Attack 2 Hyökätkää! - Attack!
- Attack 3 Selvä - Roger
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Although the Hackapell's icon depicts a flintlock pistol and a saber, the unit only wields the saber in combat.
- Due to the introduction of Hakkapelits for the Swedes in the Definitive Edition, Hackapells are replaced with Harquebusiers. However, one is still available for the player during Saratoga, the fifth scenario of Act I: Fire.
- The in-game history section states that Gustavus Adolphus was a Finnish king; he was actually Swedish, though Finland was part of Sweden at that time. It also describes the warcry as "Hakka paalle", though the correct form would be "Hakkaa päälle".
History[edit | edit source]
|“||The Hackapells, or Hakkapeliitta, were an elite cavalry of Finnish King Gustav II Adolph during the Thirty Years War. They get their name from their battle cry of, "Hakka paalle!" It roughly translates to "Cut them down!" but in spirit means, "Charge on!" Crying this, they were apparently so fearsome that their enemies thought they were protected by witchcraft.
Hackapells were very lightly armored, using their speed in the charge to get them into the thick of a fight quickly where they fought with swords and, later, small firearms.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|Mercenary units in Age of Empires III|
|Infantry||Arsonist** · Barbary Corsair · Fusilier* · Highlander · Iron Troop** · Jaeger · Landsknecht · Ninja* · Ronin · Swiss Pikeman|
|Cavalry||Black Rider · Elmeti* · Hackapell · Harquebusier*** · Jat Lancer** · Mameluke · Manchu · Stradiot · Yojimbo**|
|Ship||Privateer · Wokou Junk**|
|Infantry||Dacoit** · Pirate · Pistolero* · Renegado* · Thuggee** · Wokou Monk** · Wokou Pirate** · Wokou Ronin**|
|Cavalry||Comanchero* · Wokou Horseman**|
|* added in The WarChiefs ** in The Asian Dynasties *** in the Definitive Edition|