Ojibwa Warriors (ETW Unit)
Fear the sound of Ojibwa Warriors travelling to war! Songs are sung, dances danced, and tales of glory told by the light of campfires. As they near a battle the Ojibwa make their final preparations for war: strong medicine is prepared and war paint applied. These are not men to quail in the face of an enemy.
In May 1830 the Indian Removal Act was passed by the US Congress. This allowed the United States government to move tribes from east of the Mississippi to the west. Though the process was supposedly voluntary, the system was used “creatively”. In 1850, the Ojibwa were forced to move when their annual payments and supplies were sent east, away from their spiritual home. Only a small percentage of the payment and supplies arrived, and as a result over three hundred Ojibwa died from disease and starvation. Public outcry eventually led to the Act’s repeal and the establishment of Native Reservations.
Ojibwa Warriors are a unique unit available only to the Huron Confederacy in the Warpath campaign. They are a strong Melee unit and are able to defeat most other units in combat which are lesser trained than them. Their high melee statistics and good hiding abilities, means that they can set up deadly ambushes with other units. This combined with their high morale means that they can be relied upon in the heat of battle. However the Ojibwa Warriors should not be used like European infantry as they will likely be gunned down before they can get into melee by the Europeans superior drill.