Inca infantry armed with a flexible spear. Good against cavalry.
—In-game description

The Incan Huaminca is a heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Inca settlement.

A similar unit, the Plumed Spearman, is available to the playable Incas in the Definitive Edition.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Huamincas are similar to Pikemen and Holcan Spearmen, serving as anti-light infantry and anti-cavalry infantry with considerable siege damage. However, it has higher melee damage, more resistance, and slightly slower siege rate of fire (4 vs 3 for most) in comparison; Their siege rate of fire is standardized to 3 in the Definitive Edition.

As with most infantry, they are weak against artillery.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Native Warrior Societies.png Incan Warrior Societies 300 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Incan Huamincas and Bolas Warriors to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion Natives.png Champion Inca 500 wood,
400 coin
Upgrades Incan Huamincas and Bolas Warriors to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Inca 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[edit | edit source]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, shock infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet.png Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Grand Encampment.png Grand Encampment (+25%, United States only)
Attack Mapuche Tactics.png Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Inca Road-building.png Incan Road-building (+20%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
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)
Corselet.png Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)
Grand Encampment.png Grand Encampment (-25% speed, United States only)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

  • Incan Huaminca have 48 siege attack and 4 siege Rate of Fire, and train in 20 seconds.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Incan Huaminca have 28 siege attack and 3 siege Rate of Fire, and train in 30 seconds.

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

Main article: Incas_(minor_native)#In-game_dialogue

History[edit | edit source]

The standing army of the Inca was formed primarily by nobles, but the emperor could raise an army of able-bodied men from the general populace at will. Military discipline was strictly enforced when they troops were on the march and at the range of their various projectile weapons. Once they had loosed their missiles they closed in hand-to-hand fighting. The Inca used a wide variety of weapons: wooden sword-shaped clubs, star-headed maces, slings, spears, a sophisticated halberd, and bolas. They wore cotton armor that breathed well, allowed for free movement, and dissipated the force of blows. Incan spears were sharpened lengths of wood, hardened in fire. Their halberd had a bronze-bladed axe head opposite a hook and crowned by a stabbing point allowing the huaminca a variety of arms and tactics.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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