|First appearance||Age of Empires III|
|Cost||40 Food |
|Base hit points||300|
|Line of Sight||12|
|Resists||10% vs. ranged|
|Rate of Fire||1.5 / 3.0 (melee/siege)|
The Cheyenne rider is less powerful than the Hussar, but more cost effective. It requires fewer total resources, and food and wood versus food and coin. With the Cheyenne Fury upgrade, the unit becomes better at countering enemy cavalry than the hussar.
"To the Native peoples of the North American plains, the horse represented both freedom and power. Horses were prized possessions to the Cheyenne, and were significant spoils of war. When armed with a lance, a mounted Cheyenne warrior presented a fearsome foe.
Before Cheyenne warriors engaged in battle, their leaders carefully planned their raids in detail. To kill one’s enemy in battle was of course a good thing to the Cheyenne warrior. But of even greater importance was the act of touching a living, unhurt man and leave him unscathed, a practice known as “counting coup.” The bravest warriors were known to go into battle with only a coup stick, a twig or carved piece of wood, sometimes decorated with fur or feathers."