"Huron short-ranged siege unit."
In-game description

The Huron Mantlet is a native siege unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Huron settlement which replaces the Iroquois in the expansion, thus the Huron Mantlet acts as a replacement to the Iroquois Mantlet.

Overview Edit

The Huron Mantlet has no bonuses versus enemy units, but possesses good siege attack and outstanding durability versus enemy ranged units. Its usefulness is diminished against melee cavalry and heavy infantry. Huge numbers of Mantlets can be trained with the appropriate upgrade and possession of more than one Trading Post site.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Huron Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Huron Mantlets to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Huron 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Huron Mantlets to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Huron 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. Ranged infantry, light cavalry, buildings
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, light infantry, heavy cavalry, artillery
Hit points Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20% speed, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Other Huron Sun Ceremony Huron Sun Ceremony (+200% train limit)
Huron Trade Dominance Huron Trade Dominance (ships 1 Huron Mantlet for every 2 minutes of the game time, up to 30 minutes)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"The Huron, also known as the Wyandot, probably numbered between 30,000 and 45,000 in the early 1500s. Even though they generally had good relations with neighboring tribes, their rivalry with the Iroquois did erupt into sporadic warfare. They lived in well-fortified villages with populations over 1,000 and lived in large, communal longhouses up to 200 feet long.

Like other Native peoples, the Huron needed siege weapons when they battled rival villages. One technique they developed was the mantlet, similar in function to those used in Roman and medieval armies. Two warriors would carry the mantlet (essentially a moveable wooden wall) to protect themselves from enemy arrow or musket fire until they reached their enemy’s town walls, where the mantlet was used as a ladder to scale the walls and breach the town.

Gallery Edit

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