|Mohawk Elite Warriors|
|Belongs to||Iroquois Confederacy|
|Soldiers in each unit||90|
|Cost||920 SP/710 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
Mohawk Elite Warriors are a type of skirmisher in Empire: Total War.
These fierce warriors are skilled both at skirmishing and fighting in close combat.
The flexibility of Mohawk Elite Warriors makes them invaluable on the battlefield, and they can pepper an enemy at a distance with arrows then engage in close combat to break any survivors. The Mohawks are merciless in warfare and practice the collection of scalps for trophies, meaning enemies can expect a literally hair-raising death! Anybody who manages to avoid a scalping might be tortured before being burned at the stake, or, if very lucky, adopted into the clan as a replacement for a dead Mohawk.
Historically, many Native American tribes used furs and skins to trade with the European settlers. High demand forced the Mohawks into intensive hunting that soon depleted the beaver population in their area, leaving them with little to trade. In 1630 the Mohawks started the ‘Beaver Wars’, attacking other tribes and seizing control of the lucrative fur trade. Because of their loyalty to the British, the Mohawks concentrated their attacks on the tribes trading with the French, hurting their enemies and making a profit in the process.