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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 Haudenosaunee Mantlet.


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 by researching Huron Sun Ceremony and possession of more than one Trading Post site.


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

Home City Cards[]


The WarChiefs[]

  • Huron Mantlets cost 50 wood, 100 coin and give 15 XP when trained or killed.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Huron Mantlets cost 100 food, 60 wood and give 16 XP when trained or killed.

In-game dialogue[]

Main article: Huron#In-game_dialogue


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.