"Stealthy Navajo skirmisher that runs quickly."
In-game description

The Navajo Rifleman is a ranged infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Navajo settlement.

Overview Edit

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.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Navajo Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Navajo Riflemen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Navajo 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Navajo Riflemen to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Navajo Warrior Societies
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives 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

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"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.

Gallery Edit

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