|“||Huron short-ranged siege unit.||”|
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.
|Huron Warrior Societies||200 wood,
|Upgrades Huron Mantlets to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Huron||400 wood,
|Upgrades Huron Mantlets to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Huron Warrior Societies|
| Legendary Native Warriors
|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.
|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 (+20%, British only)|
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Yoga (+5%)|
Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
|Speed|| Military Drummers (+10%)|
Tilly's Discipline (+20% speed, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed||Standing Army (-25%)|
|Other|| Huron Sun Ceremony (+200% train limit)|
Huron Trade Dominance (ships 1 Huron Mantlet for every 2 minutes of the game time, up to 30 minutes)
|Penalties|| Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)|
Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Home City Cards
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Huron Mantlet|
- 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.