Petun Wolf Warriors (ETW Unit)
The appearance of the fearsome Petun Wolf Warriors, cloaked in animal skins and daubed in war paint, is enough to put terror in the stoutest of hearts! Their tomahawks can be used in close combat or flung from afar, but the effect on an enemy’s skull will remain constant and terrible! If a warrior defeats an enemy’s courage the battle is already half won: only the messy business of hacking at the flesh remains undone.
The Petun were part of the Huron Confederacy and lived in what is now Southern Ontario. The Petun’s name comes from the tobacco plant that they cultivated, smoked and traded. Tobacco was commonly used by the Native Americans, as they believed it to be a gift from the Creator. Due to its sacred origins, tobacco was used in offerings to the spirits, charms and incantations. It was also used for medicinal purposes and smoked to mark important social occasions, deals or decisions.
Petun Wolf 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 Petun Wolf 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.