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"A dangerous Indian thug armed with a rifle."
In-game description

The Thuggee is an Indian outlaw in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is available on the Deccan map.

Overview Edit

The Repentant Thuggee and Marathan Thuggee are Indian rifle-wielding mercenary units that have 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 repentant version also counters cavalry, due to the fact it has no penalties and high damage.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)

Home City Cards Edit

Delinquent Thuggee Edit

The Delinquent Thuggee is the treasure guardian version of the Thuggee. It yields more hit points and speed than their mercenary counterpart, but deal less damage and lack the melee multiplier against heavy infantry, light cavalry, and cavalry. Nonetheless, it is recommended to tame Delinquent Thuggees rather than attack it, as it may take a long time to defeat it.

Delinquent Thuggees can be found guarding treasure in maps such as IndochinaDeccan, and Borneo.

In-game dialogue Edit

Main article: Indians (Age of Empires III)#In-game dialogue
  • आदेश [Ādeś] (command)
  • तैयार [Taiyār] (ready)
  • हाँ? [Hān?] (yes?)
  • मैं जा रहा हूँ [Main jā rahā hūn] (I am going)
  • मैं करूँगा [Main karunga] (I will do it)
  • हाँ [Hān] (yes)
  • युद्ध करने के लिए [Yuddh karne ke liye] (to do war – To war/To battle)
  • हमला [Hamalā] (attack!)
  • हाँ! [Hāṃ!] (yes!)

Trivia Edit

  • The Thuggee was originally intended to have an area of 1 on ranged attacks as well, and serve loosely as a mercenary version of the Abus Gun. This is evidenced by the fact they have an area damage cap in the game files.

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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Gallery Edit

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