The South American Natives


Monument

The "forgotten" South American Natives in The Warchiefs now return in all their splendor. While still being natives, these have many differences compared to the North ones.

Their most noticeable element is their very amazing Monument, which grants them the ability to control some natural disasters, in a similar fashion God Powers worked on Age of Mythology.

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Inca

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Originally a small kingdom in the central Andes, the Tawantinsuyu grew to become the largest empire in Pre-Columbian history, controlling territory as far north as Colombia and as far south as Chile, it featured an extensive network of roads, an efficient communication system based on the Chasqui Messengers, impressively strong and beautiful architecture and countless different peoples under their dominions, they also had lots and lots of gold.

While the Spanish conquest managed to shake the bases of their empire and steal much of their territory, the Inca lived on with their kingdom on Vilcabamba, eventually, though unsuccessfully, managing to siege Cuzco back with help of artillery and even cavalry units, perpetually living on their simple rules of “don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t be lazy”.

In Wars of Liberty, the Inca are on their maximum splendor, featuring Liter-ported Leaders, Chasqui messengers taking care of exploration and gold covered buildings, thanks to the Mita system, pretty much any activity your villagers carry on will bring coins to your treasury, while the gold of your destroyed buildings can be used again.

Inca

The leader of the Inca is José Gabriel Condorcanqui, better known as Tupac Amaru II; while having been born many centuries after the Golden days of the Inca Empire, he’s well lectured on the history of his people and still a direct descendant of the emperors themselves, having seen the suffering of his people under the Spanish tyranny, he decided to call them to arms and lead them in a rebellion against the Spanish. The people of the Inca Empire and their legacy still live on and under the leadership of Tupac Amaru II, the Inca Empire may rise, once more. His Home City is Cuzco, Tawantinsuyu.

Bonuses

  • Mita. The most striking feature of the Inca is their gold, and how easily they obtain it, in game, no matter what your villagers are doing, they’ll trickle a small amount of coin, which will quickly fill up to give you impressive quantities of it.
  • City of Gold. Their buildings cost coin instead of wood.

Weaknesses

  • Coin Costs. All this gold however comes at a cost, since you’ll see you’re still going to need it frequently, aging up costs more coin than food, for example.
  • Outdated Army. While strong, the Inca army is still outclassed and outdated, and they may find that some of their units may fire too slow, or that they don’t have an appropriate counter to a certain type of units.

Unique units and buildings

The Inca start out with Old Inca army units, though while upgrading they can go all the way to Tupac Amaru’s II era technology.

  • Chasqui: They follow the Sapa Inca. Are good against treasures.
  • Sapa Inca: Explorer unit. Can't attack, but has access to unique abilities.
  • Huaminca: Heavy infantry unit. Good against Cavalry and Buildings
  • Bolas Warrior: Light infantry unit. Good against Heavy infantry at range.
  • Vilcabamba Arquebusier: Range Light infantry unit with a bonus against Cavalry.
  • Manco Horseman: Tough Cavalry unit. Can be sent from the Homecity or through a Big button technology.
  • Inca Mortar: An artillery unit that's good in numbers. Good against Buildings.
  • Tambo: A defensive building. Contains upgrades for Infantry.
  • Ushnu: Replaces the Barracks.

Monument Powers of Nature

  • Battle Drums. Available at Discovery Age for all SAN, it trains a certain amount of warriors anywhere on the map.
  • Drought. Available at Colonial Age, reduces the gather rates for all resources in that area.
  • Captivity. Available at Fortress Age for all SAN, instantly imprison some enemy units.
  • Thunderstorm. Available at Industrial Age, hit random 6-8 units then disappears.
  • Wildfire. Available at Imperial Age, starts a fire anywhere on the map.

Tupi

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The Tupi are one of the main ethnic groups of Brazil, on the arrival of the Portuguese having settled on most of the Atlantic Coast. They lived in tribes without cultural bonds with each other more than they shared language.

The destruction and slavery brought by european colonizers forced these tribes to group into a single, powerful confederation to be able to fight against the invaders, while armed with primitive weapons, they had powerful poisons and a fearsome reputation due to their cannibalistic rituals, which gave them a powerful edge with which they could combat them.

Tupi

In Wars of Liberty, the Tupi are still a group of hunter gatherers, with weak structure and primitive weapons, yet they are quick to mass and thanks to their lack of need for coin, their economy is greatly simplified.

The leader of the Tupi is Cunhambebe, the elected leader of the Tamoio Confederation, he’ll lead the Tupi to many great victories against the Portuguese while forging alliances with other powers in the region. His Home City is Aracoara, Tamoio Confederation.

Bonuses

  • No Money. The Tupi don’t use coin, at all. All their economy is based on just food and wood, greatly reducing logistics on your resource collection.
  • Ocas. Their buildings are quick to build too, and cheap, greatly improving their expansion capacities.
  • They come from everywhere. Upgraded Tupi units can become stealth. Also, their Longhouses are spammable and can train Infantry units. Making it easy for you to attack from all sides.

Weaknesses

  • Hunters and gatherers. That said, not using coin has it’s disadvantages, they won’t be able to trade at the market conveniently, and their gender division between hunters and gatherers brings other troubles for resource collection.
  • Huts. Their buildings come with a disadvantage too, being fairly weak and easy to take down.

Unique units and buildings

The Tupi have several unique units, and none of them cost coin.

  • Uybassy Archer: A light infantry unit armed with a bow. Good against Heavy infantry.
  • Ybira Jara: Melee unit armed with a lance. Good against Cavalry and Buildings.
  • Maratekoaras: Melee unit with a bonus against Heavy infantry.
  • Blowgunner: Ranged Heavy infantry unit with a bonus against Cavalry.
  • Pombero: Powerful archer with an area damage and a huge range. Good against Buildings.
  • Thunder Gun: Weak artillery unit. Good against Infantry.
  • Oca: Provides population. Gatherers can collect food from it.
  • Hunter: the male villagers gather wood, hunt, fish and build.
  • Gatherer: the female villagers gather from berries, herdables and ocas, and build.
  • Paje: elder villagers who can only pray at the Monument, but generate a lot of faith.

Monument Powers of Nature

  • Battle Drums. Available at Discovery Age for all SAN, it trains a certain amount of warriors anywhere on the map.
  • Waters of March. Available at Colonial Age, makes it rain boosting the gather rates for all resources.
  • Captivity. Available at Fortress Age for all SAN, instantly imprison some enemy units.
  • Whirlpool. Available at Industrial Age, greatly damages sea units.
  • Amazonia Eterna. Available at Imperial Age, generates a huge forest that quickly grows around the target.

Mapuche

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The Mapuche are the union of the Picunche, Huilliche, Moluche and Nguluche, amongst other tribes, from southern Chile. Fiercely independent, they resisted invasion and slavery by any group that attempted to take their lands, be them the Inca, the Spanish or even the Argentines and Chileans after them, despite of a lack of central organization, they can choose warchiefs when the time of need come and quickly raise armies, learning the tactics of their enemies and outsmarting them with every move.

Deeply religious and with a strong emphasis on family life, their way of life has been rapidly changed by the arrival of the Europeans, even though they keep their tradition and culture; they quickly adopted the horse and see the raising of cattle as an important economic asset, which is why they’ve made a huge empire for themselves in the Argentine Pampas, easily rivaling those of the new, Criollo states.

In Wars of Liberty, the Mapuche are a people that have been shaped by an almost constant state of warfare, in every battle you’ll see your tribal council on the forefront of your colony and the main way to victory will be through the use of constant harassment through the use of your various cavalry units.

Mapuche

The leader of the Mapuche is Calfucura, originally a Lonco of southern Chile, he saw the opportunity to gain vast amounts of territories in the Pampa beyond the Andes through the use of subterfuge, diplomacy and warfare. Now he has carved a one of the largest empires the American continent has ever seen for himself, with countless heads of cattle and endless amounts of horsemen and warriors at his service. His Home City is Perquenco, Araucania.

Bonuses

  • Bounty. The Mapuche have mastered the art of sacking enemy cities and knowing what’s the best to use for their objectives, as such, everything the Mapuche do will bring more experience than normal.
  • Hardwork. More than that, villagers will too trickle extra XP with every activity they realize.
  • Cahuin. Finally, the Mapuche have their tribal council directly on the battlefield, meaning that they can perfectly send various shipments at once.

Weaknesses

  • Elders, not warriors. Your tribal council, while useful for exploring, is still weak and, if taken down, you won’t have any of their shipments available for use.

Unique units and buildings

The Mapuche favour cavalry warfare, though their infantry still has excellent siege damage and they can also use their artillery for good effect.

  • Waikilaf: Melee unit with a bonus against Cavalry.
  • Trangelaf: Melee unit with a bonus against Infantry.
  • Tralkatufe: Range unit with a bonus against Infantry and Cavalry.
  • Mawidanche: Emergency unit. Good against everything.
  • Huampelen: Cavalry unit with a bonus against special units. Good at exploring.
  • Winitufe: Light cavalry unit with a bonus against Cavalry and Siege.
  • Malalkawuello: Poweful cavalry unit with a bonus against Infantry.
  • Malon: Cavalry unit good at raiding and besieging.
  • Artillery Piece: A weak Artillery unit with a bonus against Infantry.
  • Ruka: An expensive building that provides a lot of population.
  • Tribal council: You have 5 explorers. Each one representing a part of your Homecity. You can send shipments from them.

Monument Powers of Nature

  • Battle Drums. Available at Discovery Age for all SAN, it trains a certain amount of warriors anywhere on the map.
  • Snow Warning. Available at Colonial Age, slows down all enemies in that area.
  • Captivity. Available at Fortress Age for all SAN, instantly imprison some enemy units.
  • Earthquake. Available at Industrial Age, greatly damages buildings.
  • Tornado. Available at Imperial Age, damages everything in its path, which is completely random.

Curiosities

The Tupi were the first SAN coded, much before we even planned to add new cultures. By that time, everyone was "European". They also once had the firepit, but were too overpowered. Now they're fairly balanced - and we hope they don't get overpowered again thanks to the monument!

Statistic information

Don't Miss

  • The Monuments cannot hit an Italian if they build a Statue
  • They train huntables instead of herdables
  • They work better when paired with other civs
  • Tupi Pombero is one of the strongest archers, in case you like archery