"Stealthy Navajo skirmisher that runs quickly."—In-game description
The Navajo Rifleman is a good choice if the resources are present to add the population free units to an army, though they lack power compared to more standard units from the various civilizations. This is due to their 3.0 firing speed, low LOS, short range, low ranged resistance and slightly higher cost. They have good movement speed for infantry and the ability to stealth in order to setup ambushes on enemy villagers, which is often how they are used by flesh and blood players.
|Navajo Warrior Societies||200 wood,|
|Upgrades Navajo Riflemen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Navajo||400 wood,|
|Upgrades Navajo Riflemen to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Navajo Warrior Societies|
| Legendary Native Warriors|
|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
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights|
|Weak vs.||Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery|
|Hit points|| Flint Lock (+10%)|
Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)|
Paper Cartridge (+15%)
|Speed|| Military Drummers (+10%)|
Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Creation speed||Standing Army (-25%)|
|Penalties|| Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)|
Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Home City Cards Edit
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Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
"Native Americans obtained rifles and other firearms in various ways. Some were traded by non-Indians for skins and other goods. Others were provided by U.S. government officials to those living on reservations for the purpose of hunting. And a great number were obtained through raids and scavenging battlefields. Regardless of how Native peoples obtained firearms, Native Americans proved remarkably adaptable in leveraging this new technology to their battlefield tactics.
Even though firearms were quite expensive and often difficult to acquire, by no means were the different tribes always outgunned. In fact, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn it’s believed that the Sioux were equipped with several hundred repeating rifles - offering them a significant firepower advantage over the Springfield single-shot carbines held by Custer’s men."