Sepoy Icon
First AppearanceThe Asian Dynasties
Heavy Infantry
Cost90 FoodIcon food
30 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableColonial Age
Ages colonial
Base Hit Points190
Pop. Use1
Resists20% vs. Melee
Melee Damage15
Melee Multipliersx3.0 vs. Cavalry
x2.25 vs. Light Infantry
Range Damage25
Siege Damage22
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Ranged and Siege)
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The Sepoy is a Indian Infantry Unit in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is effective vs cavalry due to its melee multiplier.


The Sepoy is an Indian Musketeer. The Sepoy can be trained at the Barracks in the Colonial Age. The Sepoy provides a more expensive but also more powerful replacement to the regular Musketeer for the Indians, with more Hit Points and attack. The Sepoy is good against Melee Cavalry due to its melee multipliers, good against melee infantry due to its powerful ranged attack, and good against Ranged Cavalry due to its powerful ranged attack and melee multipliers (if it can get close enough). While they are not so good against Light Infantry, they also have multipliers against them. In total, Sepoys are powerful units that can be the backbone of an army.

Compared to the common Musketeer, the Sepoy costs more and is stronger, it costs more food but less gold when compared with Ashigaru Musketeer and is also stronger, and more gold but less food when compared to the Janassary and have less hitpoints but more attack. Sepoys can defeat each one of them (though it depends upon who attacks first in the case of Janissary).

Sepoys are powerful and are the backbone units of the Indians. Using the battlefield constructions card, Sepoys can even build military buildings like Barracks, Caravanserai and the Fortress. This is their most useful feature.

History Edit

"By definition, the “sepoy” is an indigenous soldier serving in the armed forces of a European power. The most commonly known example is a native Indian fighting for the British occupational forces in India, starting in the sixteenth century. The rank of sepoy is the lowest enlisted rank in the British India army, similar to that of a private.

Sepoy soldiers were the driving force behind the 1857 uprising associated with the British East India Company, the commercial trade empire that had occupied and exploited the territories of India since as early as 1610. The mutiny erupted when a group of sepoys refused to use their new Lee-Enfield rifles. Loading the rifles required the soldiers to bite off the ends of greased cartridges, and rumors that the cartridges were greased with the fat of cows and pigs had circulated through the ranks. This outraged both Hindus, who regard cows as sacred, and Muslims, who regard pigs as unclean. After years of British mistreatment and disrespect, the sepoys found they had endured enough.


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