Heavy Infantry is a broad tag from the class system of Age of Empires III, being a subtype of infantry. They are usually good against cavalry and Shock Infantry, with a melee or low to medium range attack. In the game files, they are referred to as
AbstractHeavyInfantry. They are vulnerable to artillery, foot archers, and Rifle Infantry.
There are four major tags related to Heavy Infantry:
- Musket Infantry (
AbstractMusketeerin the game files)
- Hand Infantry (
AbstratHandInfantryin the game files, except Urumis, which do not have the Heavy Infantry tag)
- Grenade Trooper (
AbstractGrenadierin the game files, except Mounted Granaderos that are cavalry units)
- Siege unit (
AbstractSiegeTroopersin the game files, a tag not unique to infantry units)
- The Pistolero, Puma Spearman, Jaguar Prowl Knight, Skull Knight, Tomahawk, Fusilier and War Club were introduced in The WarChiefs.
- The Dacoit, Ninja, Arsonist, Samurai. Ashigaru Musketeer, Yamabushi, Shaolin Master, Qiang Pikeman, Changdao Swordsman, Sepoy and Rajput were introduced in The Asian Dynasties.
- The Plumed Spearman, Bolas Warrior, Maceman, Carolean, Nizam Fusilier, Javanese Spearman and Regular were introduced in the Definitive Edition.
|Unit tags in Age of Empires III|
|Infantry||Heavy Infantry (Hand Infantry) (Musket Infantry) · Light Infantry (Foot Archer) (Rifle Infantry)|
|Cavalry and Shock Infantry||Heavy Cavalry (Hand Cavalry) (Ranged Heavy Cavalry) · Light Cavalry · Shock Infantry (Hand Shock Infantry) (Ranged Shock Infantry)|
|Other||Siege unit · Artillery · Mercenary · Building · Ship · Hero · Pet|
|Support tags||Gunpowder unit · Gunpowder cavalry · Grenade Trooper · Archer · Outlaw · Native warrior|