|First Appearance||The Warchiefs|
|Cost||50 Food |
|Age Available||Fortress Age|
|Base Hit Points||110|
|Resists||30% vs. Ranged|
|Melee Multipliers||x2.0 vs. Heavy Infantry|
x2.0 vs. Light Cavalry
x2.0 vs. Eagle Runner Knight
x0.75 vs. Cavalry
x0.75 vs. Coyote Runner
|Range Multipliers||same as melee|
The Forest Prowler is a light Iroquois infantry unit armed with a rifle in Age of Empires III. The unit has a long range and Stealth ability. It's good against slow, heavy infantry, while it's at a disadvantage in hand-to-hand fighting.
An excellent unit to use as it be used as an ambush warrior by switching to stealth and placed at a strategic point. By combining them with Light Cannon they can take on any unit except rushing heavy cavalry, thus it is wise to protect these expensive (relative to Aennas) warriors with a screen of Tomahawks or a flanking force of Musket Riders.
The classic stereotype of the Iroquois, even today, is the stealthy warrior slinking cat-like through the woods, senses keen, and armed with a loaded musket. Iroquois ambushes could be devastating, as unseen enemies opened fire on European troop columns from bushes and trees. The usual response for a defeated enemy was to retreat to a town or fort, which is when of course the Iroquois would unleash their feared siege techniques. The Iroquois preferred this kind of shadowy warfare. Its effectiveness was proven by the fact that the Americans adopted these techniques in their revolution against the British in 1776. The Americans had been taught how to use the forests by the Iroquois themselves, in their periodic conflicts.