The Thuggee is an Indian mercenary unit featured in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

Overview Edit

The Thuggee is an Indian rifle-wielding mercenary unit in that has a good ranged attack. The attack exceeds almost any standard and most upgraded ranged units attack (56 ranged damage) by a great margin, and they can really deal damaging blows to most infantry.

The Treasure Guardian version boasts higher HP, but also causes less damage. Nonetheless, it is recommended to tame this unit rather than attack it, as it may take a long time to defeat it.

Shipments Edit

Delinquent Thuggee Edit

The Delinquent Thuggee is a Treasure Guardian version of the Thuggee. They yield more hit points and speed than their mercenary counterpart. However, Delinquent Thuggee deal less ranged damage to units and lack the melee multiplayer against heavy infantry, light cavalry, and cavalry. They can be found guarding treasure in maps such as IndochinaDeccan, and Borneo.

In-game dialogue (Hindi) Edit

The Thuggee's dialogue is shared by the Dacoit, Mahout Lancer, and Marathan Catamaran.

  • ādeś (आदेश) - Command
  • taiyār (तैयार) - Ready
  • hāan (हा) - Yes
  • main jā rahā hūṃ (मैं जा रहा हूँ) - I am going
  • maiṃ karuṃga (मैं करूँगा) - I will do it
  • hamlā! (हमला) - attack!
  • yuddh karne ke liye (युद्ध करने के लिए) - To do battle

History Edit

"The thuggee was a cult of Indian robbers and murderers operating primarily between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. The members were called “thugs,” the root of the English word with the same meaning. Traveling in bands of twenty to one hundred men, they befriended wealthy travelers, waited for the right opportunity to strike, and then killed one or more victims before looting the corpses.

The thuggee were considered a cult because while their members were both Hindu and Muslim, they took the Hindu goddess of Khali as their patron and committed murders as acts of worship. It is said that the thuggee used a yellow scarf, or Rumaal (a symbol of Kali), to strangle their victims.

Most groups of thuggee were eradicated during the British occupation of India in the nineteenth century, yet the cult remains mysterious to this day. It is said to have been responsible for many deaths, the estimated number ranging from 50,000 to 2,000,000 people.

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