"Light cavalry armed with hand weapons."—In-game description
The Kanya Horseman has lower hit points and attack than the Hussar or Sioux cavalry, and is unique in the fact that it costs food and wood instead of food and coin like most other cavalry as well as being slightly cheaper. They do x1.75 vs. Artillery, making them more effective than most hand cavalry vs Artillery. They are also good for raiding enemy Settlers in early ages.
|Elite Kanya Horsemen||200 wood,|
|Upgrades Kanya Horsemen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Kanya Horsemen||400 wood,|
|Upgrades Kanya Horsemen to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Kanya Horsemen|
|Legendary Kanya Horsemen||1,500 wood,|
|Upgrades Kanya Horsemen to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Kanya Horsemen|
Further statistics Edit
As the Kanya Horseman can only be trained by the Iroquois, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ranged infantry, light infantry, artillery|
|Weak vs.||Heavy infantry, light cavalry|
|Hit points|| Cavalry Cuirass (+10%)|
Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Pillage (+25% siege attack)|
|Speed|| Horse Secrets (+10%)|
Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed|| Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)|
Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
|Other||Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)|
Home City Cards Edit
As the Kanya Horseman is exclusive to the Iroquois, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Kanya Horseman|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- The weapon used by the Kanya Horseman is a gunstock war club, an indigenous weapon used by Native Americans. Indigenous tribes of America most likely created the design of the club based upon European firearms.
"The Iroquois were a woodland people, so did not live in good horse country. Naturally, they adopted horses from the European colonists, but the Six Nations’ warriors were usually more comfortable fighting on foot. Despite this, the advantage of horses for scouting and quick raids was so obvious that the Iroquois did use them in warfare when they were needed."