Light cavalry armed with hand weapons.
—In-game description

The Kanya Horseman is a melee heavy cavalry in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Iroquois and can be trained at the Corral.

Overview Edit

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.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Elite cavalry Elite Kanya Horsemen 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Kanya Horsemen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion cavalry Champion Kanya Horsemen 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Kanya Horsemen to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Kanya Horsemen
Ages imperial
Legendary cavalry Legendary Kanya Horsemen 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
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 Cavalry Cuirass (+10%)
Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Pillage Pillage (+25% siege attack)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Speed Horse Secrets Horse Secrets (+10%)
Comanche Mustangs Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Cheyenne Horse Trading Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy 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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

History Edit

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.

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