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Newcomers to the Valley of Mexico, the Mexica are brave, numerous, and field some of the best infantry in the game.

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As an American faction, the Mexica are vast in numbers and highly mobile, allowing them to quickly close the distance with their foes and envelop them. This tactic is what the Mexica specialize in, as while they have somewhat poor archers and spearmen outside of mercenaries and AoR, they have the best melee infantry in the game, along with strong shock troops. Adding to this strength are the tlecoyotl and cuahchiqueh, which both boost the morale of allied units while frightening nearby enemies.

Not shown are post-contact units, which will consist of light lancers and arquebusiers.


Melee Infantry


Town Militia:

Mexica


Tlamanimeh:

Mexica


Chinantecah (Chinantec spearmen):

Mexica


Pipiltin (Cuzcatlan pikemen):

Mexica


Urban Militia:

Mexica


Cuextecatli:

Mexica


Papalomeh:

Mexica


Ocelomeh:

Mexica


Cuahchiqueh:

Mexica


Tlecoyotl:

Mexica


General's Bodyguard:

Mexica


Village Militia:

Mexica


Cuauhmeh:

Mexica


Dzayya yya (Mixtec nobles; the equipment is a placeholder):

Mexica



Missile Infantry


Javelinmen:

Mexica


Levied Hunters:

Mexica


Tlaminqueh:

Mexica


Teixuihuan (Tlaxcaltec archers):

Mexica



Other


General:

Mexica general



Credits

-Jaguar Paw for many models


Comments
JaguarPaw
JaguarPaw - - 23 comments

Nice job Metal Pigeon. Really making progress on filling out the faction rosters. It's great that you also got native names for the units.

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BasilLeaf42 Author
BasilLeaf42 - - 121 comments

Thanks to you for your models.

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JaguarPaw
JaguarPaw - - 23 comments

No problem man. Do you have a Tlaxcalan faction? I was sort of working on a Tlaxcalan nobles unit, similar to the Mexica but a bit different, also still want to try my hand at a Tlaxcalan general with the crane back banner. I also have a pretty good Chinantec captain model and a Huexotzingo captain model. If you need them.

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BasilLeaf42 Author
BasilLeaf42 - - 121 comments

I do not, but I would probably still be interested.

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JaguarPaw
JaguarPaw - - 23 comments

Cool, I'll work on getting these files into a halfway presentable format hopefully with no skeleton issues with the mesh files. lol.

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

Looks awesome!

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BasilLeaf42 Author
BasilLeaf42 - - 121 comments

Thanks!

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p8q
p8q - - 101 comments

wooow... these units look so nice and high quality... impressive. When this mod is finished it's going to be the best ever! the ultimate M2TW mod

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RevanShan
RevanShan - - 884 comments

Did mesoamerican civs use that kind of hats? They look too modern

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BasilLeaf42 Author
BasilLeaf42 - - 121 comments

Yes, there are some pre-Columbian depictions of brimmed hats. Here's an example: Loc.gov

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