|Belongs to||Powhatan Confederacy|
|Soldiers in each unit|| 150|
|Produced from||Council of Elders|
|Special abilities||Can skirmish
Can Guard Can hide in woodland Can hide in light scrub Can hide in long grass Can hide in buildings Paths seldom trod Grappling Hooks Resistant to heat fatigue
|Turns to Train||1|
Powhatan Bowmen are a unit type in Empire: Total War.
The bow is a tool as well as a weapon, used for providing food and defending the tribe. In the time it takes a musketeer to fire and reload, a skilled bowman can loose several arrows making them formidable enemies. Tribesmen hone their skills daily, hunting to provide food for their families and furs for trade with Europeans.
The materials used to make a bow vary from tribe to tribe. Some are made from wood, others from the horn of elks or mountain sheep. Bowstrings are sinew or rawhide but, in an example of using whatever is to hand, the Dakotas are reputed to use the necks of snapping turtles!
Seen only in the first episode of the Road to Independence, Pohatan Bowmen are oversized bow infantry that have extremely poor stats.