Mapuche warrior with a large two-handed club.
—In-game description

The Mapuche Ironwood Clubman is a melee heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Mapuche settlement.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Mapuche Ironwood Clubman is similar to a Halberdier-type unit. They can be potent building destroyers if Mapuche Tactics is researched.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Native Warrior Societies.png Mapuche Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Mapuche Ironwood Clubmen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion Natives.png Champion Mapuche 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Mapuche Ironwood Clubmen to Champion (+40% hit points and attack; requires Mapuche 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, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet.png Corselet (+25%, Spanish 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)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet.png Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mapuche#In-game_dialogue

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The relative stability the Mapuche lived in for centuries was shattered by the encroach of the Spanish during the sixteenth century. The Spanish thought they could easily conquer the Mapuche and their lands. They were mistaken.

The Mapuche were fierce warriors, and consistently battled back the Spanish. After more than a century of warfare, the Spanish admitted defeat and signed a treaty granting the Mapuche rights to their own lands.

The Mapuche lived in wooden huts with thatched roofs called rukas. Hunting, gathering, and small farm plots where they cultivated crops such as potatoes provided most of their food. They typically lived in small, widespread communities oriented around family units. After the Spanish invasion, however, the Mapuche began to band together for protection in larger groups.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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