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Inti Macemen are the Inca unique Light Infantry of the Medieval Age Medieval Age, available to upgrade from Inti Clubmen as soon as the age is reached. Like all infantry, Inti Macemen are trained and upgraded at the Barracks, replacing the standard Elite Javelineers.

Overview Edit

Unlike other Light Infantry, Inti Macemen lack a ranged attack. However, they are tougher; having +8 hit points, +1 armor and +3 attack strength compared to Elite Javelineers. They also don't have the 5% damage penalty against Heavy and Light Cavalry that most Light, Gunpowder, and Modern Infantry have, and additionally receive a 15% damage bonus against all Cavalry. This doesn't suffice to make Inti Macemen an anti-cavalry unit however, as they are still as vulnerable to it as other Light Infantry, but makes them slightly more able to defend themselves against it before being wiped out, or be more helpful destroying an opposing cavalry force more quickly if supporting Heavy Infantry. Being melee instead of ranged puts Inti Macemen at a disadvantage when confronting ranged units, as they'll receive more shots before being able to retaliate, but their increased armor and hit points might compensate for it. On the other hand, they receive the 80% damage bonus against Supply Wagons that all melee units receive, making them better at defeating these units than regular Light Infantry, although still surpassed in this regard by Light Cavalry and its superior speed.

Unit Costs Edit

Unit production cost increases progressively with every Barracks unit on the field or currently in production. The default increase is of 1 Food Food and 1 Timber Timber for the second unit created, increasing further with every new unit until the cost cap is reached, which for military units is +125% of their original base value. It's important to note, however, that these prices are the default standard, and actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies/ages, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.

Trivia Edit

  • A remarkable innacuracy lies in that Inti Macemen appear to armed with a macuahuitl; this is an ancient Mesoamerican weapon, specially known as the signature weapon of Aztec armies. It's completely foreign to South America and, for that matter, Inca Warriors.
  • Inti was the sun god of the Inca and the patron deity of the state.

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