This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in Age of Mythology, see Longhouse (Age of Mythology).
"Iroquois Longhouse. Supports 15 population."
In-game description

The Longhouse is a civilian building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Iroquois and replaces the House. It supports more population than Houses, but costs more and has a lower build limit.

Overview Edit

The Longhouse costs more and has a lower build limit (14) than Houses, but less than the British Manor, costing just 125 wood. But the feature that makes it easier to build up Longhouses without spending much resources is that the Iroquois have Travois which can construct most buildings for free. The Longhouse can research certain Arsenal improvements with the New Ways Home City Card and gains the ability to shoot enemies with a weak attack with the War Houses card.

The Longhouse is quite useful to the Iroquois to expand their economy and military quite quickly, due their ability to hold more population, and is also an option to wall a small town with only Longhouses and the card that gives to them the ranged attack, although they deal low damage. It shares a lot of similarities with the Chinese Village, in that it can attack with the War Houses card, but the Village can spawn sentries and Irregulars (with Village Defenses card) and train livestock, while the Longhouse can only research Arsenal improvements. An other difference, when the cards have been sent, between those two is that the Village can garrison villagers, and it only shoots if villagers have been garrisoned, like the Town Center, as opposed to the Longhouse, which can always shoot, but has a shorter range and higher damage with Town Dance.

The Earth Mother Dance can help to expand the population room a little bit without Longhouses, but it is not enough to room a lot of units.

Technologies Edit

Age Technology Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Woodland Dwellers Woodland Dwellers 250 food,
250 coin
Ships 500 wood for every 10 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
Ages colonial
Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate 200 wood,
200 coin
Melee infantry and archers get +10% hit points; requires New Ways Home City Card
Counter Infantry Rifling Counter Infantry Rifling Forest Prowlers, Cherokee Riflemen, Cree Trackers, Klamath Riflemen, and Navajo Riflemen get +1.0x multiplier against heavy infantry; requires New Ways Home City Card
Cavalry Cuirass Cavalry Cuirass 100 wood,
300 coin
Heavy cavalry get +10% hit points; requires New Ways Home City Card
Ranged Cavalry Caracole Ranged Cavalry Caracole 200 food,
300 wood
Light cavalry get +10% attack, +2 LOS and +2 range; requires New Ways Home City Card
Heated Shot Heated Shot 150 food,
150 wood
Artillery and defensive buildings get +1.5x multiplier against ships; requires New Ways Home City Card

Further statistics Edit

As Longhouses are unique to the Iroquois, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following tables:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (short-ranged units with War Houses Home City Card)
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards Edit

As Longhouses are unique to the Iroquois, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History Edit

"Houses in the New World displayed varying styles, from the Cape-style houses of New England to the claim shanties in the West to the ranch houses of Texas and Mexico. Often the house style reflected the cultural heritage of the people who settled the land.

The Iroquois of the Northeastern forests lived in longhouses. These communal dwellings had frame structures covered with elm bark and averaged about 60 feet long and 18 feet wide.

Gallery Edit

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