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Trains and upgrades infantry units as well as defends an area with a ranged attack.
—In-game description

The War Hut is a military building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Native American civilizations (Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Inca, and Lakota). It combines the functions of a Barracks and an Outpost where it trains and upgrades infantry as well as attacking enemy units, similar to the Russian Blockhouse.

The War Hut is also available to the Mexicans if the player revolts to the Maya. When this happens, all existing Stables are converted to War Huts.

Units[]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Civ.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Coyote runner aoe3de Coyote Runner 85 food
25 wood
1
Aztecs
Otontin slinger Otontin Slinger 40 food
30 wood
Puma spearman de Puma Spearman 45 food
45 coin
Aenna de Aenna 100 food
Flag IroquoisDE
Tomahawk de Tomahawk 75 food
20 wood
Jungle-bowman-icon-aoe3 Jungle Bowman 80 food
25 wood
Flag IncanDE
Plumed-spearman-icon-aoe3 Plumed Spearman 90 food
25 wood
Chimu-runner-icon-aoe3 Chimu Runner 70 food
35 coin
Cetan de Cetan Bow 65 food
35 wood
Flag SiouxDE
Club warrior de War Club 50 food
40 wood
Age III tech tree aoe3
Forest prowler de Forest Prowler 50 food
65 coin
Flag IroquoisDE
Wakina de Wakina Rifle 60 food
40 coin
Flag SiouxDE
Revolution
Yucateco insurgente portrait Yucateco Insurgente 70 food
Maya
Cruzob infantry portrait Cruzob Infantry 80 food
30 coin
Cruzob avenger portrait Cruzob Avenger 60 food
60 coin
Holcanspear aoe3de Maya Holcan Javelineer 75 food
25 wood

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Age III tech tree aoe3
Strong war hut Strong War Hut 400 wood
200 coin
Upgrades War Huts into Strong War Huts (+30% hit points and attack)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Mighty war hut Mighty War Hut 800 wood
400 coin
Upgrades War Huts into Mighty War Huts (+50% hit points and attack); requires Strong War Hut

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Barometz Barometz 750 coin Ships 1 Puma Spearman for every 2 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
Aztecs
Lacrosse Lacrosse 600 wood
600 coin
Aennas, Tomahawks, and Forest Prowlers get +2 Line of Sight and range
Flag IroquoisDE
War Drums War Drums 400 coin Cetan Bowman and Club Warrior train time -33%; Wakina Rifle train time -25%
Flag SiouxDE
Age III tech tree aoe3
Hualcana Hualcana 50 wood
500 coin
Infantry and shock infantry get +5% resistance
Flag IncanDE

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Infantry, cavalry, shock infantry, ships
Weak vs. Siege units, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+50% multiplier vs. ships)
Line of Sight Somali lighthouses Somali Lighthouses (+10)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Other Iroquois league Haudenosaunee League (can train Haudenosaunee Tomahawks and Haudenosaunee Mantlets)
Oresund customs Öresund Customs (generates 0.25 coin/sec.)
Som ajuran engineers Somali Ajuran Engineers (build limit +4)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the War Hut
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 3 (Cheap Outposts) TEAM Natural Lookouts Outposts, Outpost Wagons, Blockhouses, War Huts, Castles and Watch Towers cost -30% wood; Nobles' Huts and Palaces cost -15% wood and coin
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Extensive Fortifications) Extensive Fortifications War Huts get +25% hit points and +6 build limit
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Heavy Fortifications) Heavy Fortifications Grants all defensive building upgrades (if not already); costs 250 wood
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
French Home City 5 (Coastal Defenses) TEAM Coastal Defenses Buildings get +0.8 multiplier against ships
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
  • "TEAM Natural Lookouts" is available to the Haudenosaunee and Portuguese.
  • "Improved Buildings", "Extensive Fortifications", and "Heavy Fortifications" are available to the Mexicans and Native Americans.
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese.
  • "TEAM Coastal Defenses" is available to the Americans and Europeans.

Aztecs[]

Card Description Age HC level
Aztec Home City 3 (Cheap War Huts) Tollocan Garrisons War Huts cost -50%
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Aztec Home City 3 (Aztec Fortifications) Aztec Fortifications War Hut and Nobles' Hut build limit +100%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
1
Aztec Home City 3 (Stone Towers) Stone Towers War Huts and Nobles' Huts get +6 Line of Sight and range
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team art of war TEAM Art of War War Academies, Barracks, Stables, Corrals, and Caravanserais cost -30%; Blockhouses, War Huts, and Nobles' Huts cost -10%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Team camp wagon TEAM 1 Camp Builder Ships 1 Camp Builder
Age I tech tree aoe3

Europeans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 3 (Barracks Hitpoints) TEAM House of Romanov Barracks, War Camps and War Academies get +100% hit points; Blockhouses, Kallankas, War Huts, and Nobles' Huts get +50% hit points; Watch Towers get +10% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
1

Germans[]

Card Description Age HC level
German Home City 3 (Cheap Stables) TEAM Reichsritter Stables, Corrals, and Caravanserais cost -50%; Nobles' Huts, War Academies, and War Camps cost -25%; Kallankas cost -15%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age HC level
Advanced War Huts Advanced War Huts War Huts gets +25% hit points and +6 build limit; Tomahawk, Aenna, and Forest Prowler train time -40%
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Ottoman Home City 3 (Battlefield Construction) Battlefield Construction Tomahawks, Aennas, and Forest Prowlers can build War Huts, Corrals, and Siege Workshops
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Haudenosaunee Home City 3 (Wampum) Wampum Training units and constructing buildings grants +35% XP; unit train time -20%, siege unit and artillery train time -5% instead
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A

Inca[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 3 (High Ground) High Ground War Huts, Town Centers, Tambos, and Strongholds get +15 Line of Sight and +5 range
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Inca Home City 3 (Monumental Architecture) Monumental Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points; Town Centers get +35% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 3 (Cloud Fortresses) Cloud Fortresses War Huts and Strongholds can use stealth mode
Age III tech tree aoe3

Lakota[]

Card Description Age HC level
Ottoman Home City 3 (Battlefield Construction) Aggressive Policy Cetan Bows, War Clubs, and Wakina Rifles can build Teepees, War Huts, and Corrals
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
Lakota Home City 3 (Camp Movements) Camp Movements Ships 2 War Hut Travois; building build time -25%; Town Centers, Community Plazas, Markets, Corrals, War Huts, Farms, Native Embassies, Estates, and Docks can now be transformed into a Travois to be built elsewhere
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
Winter counts Winter Counts Training units grants +40% XP and constructing buildings grants +20% XP
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A
Sioux Home City 5 (Hunkpapa Support) Lakota Support Ships 16 Wakina Rifles and 2 War Hut Travois; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Maya Home City (Maya Architecture) Maya Architecture All buildings except Forts get +30% hit points; buildings now give food as well as experience when built; grants Redoubts
Revolution
  • "Maya Architecture" is available upon revolting to the Maya.

Native Americans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Sioux Home City 3 (2 War Huts) 2 War Hut Travois Ships 2 War Hut Travois; War Huts get +20% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Iroquois Home City 4 (Old Ways) Old Ways Big Button improvements cost -50%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40
  • "2 War Hut Travois" is available to the Aztecs and Inca.

Ottomans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Ottoman Home City 3 (Team Defenses) TEAM Military Wagons Ships 2 Military Wagons
Age III tech tree aoe3
25

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Cheap Barracks) TEAM Spanish Road Barracks cost -50%; War Academies and War Camps cost -25%; Blockhouses, War Huts, Nobles' Huts, and Kallankas cost -15%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

United States[]

Card Description Age
United States Home City 3 (TEAM Westward Expansion) TEAM Westward Expedition Ships 4 Military Wagons
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Changelog[]

3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs[]

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The War Hut can reveal stealth enemies and is tagged as Frontier fortification.
  • War Hut anti-ship and unit inaccuracy removed.
  • With update 13088, the War Hut has a ×1.3 ranged multiplier against shock infantry.

History[]

In both North American and Mesoamerican cultures, warriors were critical to the defense and survival of the tribe.

On the Great Plains, warrior societies emerged - complete with their own dances, songs, and costumes. Prestige was typically bestowed based on an individual's acts of courage during battle, such acts as stealing weapons, horses, and counting coup.

In Aztec society, membership in the calpulli established each individual's religious and secular schooling, as well as how they would be trained in warfare. The men of a calpulli served together in battle and on the numerous public works projects. The Aztec soldiers wielded weapons of wood and stone, and they often sought prisoners to be sacrificed in religious ceremonies.

For the Iroquois, the longhouse stood as the central symbol of religious and civic life. In fact, the name they call themselves - Haudenosaunee - means "People of the Long House." It was in the longhouse that the Grand Council of the six member nations of the Iroquois Confederacy made decisions regarding matters of war and peace.

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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