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)
- Melee Infantry (
AbstratHandInfantryin the game files, except Urumis)
- Grenade Troopers (
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.