The Chichimeca on the ingame faction selection screen

The Chichimec Tribes are a faction in Medieval II Total War: Kingdoms Americas campaign. They are similar to the Apacheans in that they can use horses and muskets, but they depend mostly on their infantry, not on their missile troops like the Apacheans. They are normaly unplayable, but can be unlocked if you complete the campaign. They worship the Sun God as their religion.

The Chichimec Tribes are a fractured and nomadic people. When they roamed the scrubby deserts to the north of the hated Aztecs, the Chichimeca were prone to vicious infighting and raiding, especially between the two major tribes, the Zacatecos and Guachichil. A recent series of events has forced the Chichimeca to put their internat disputes aside. With the Aztecs sending out more and more raiding parties from the south to capture people for their lurid sacrifices, and the rumour of strange new men appearing far to the south, the tribes of the Chichimeca are now unifying and mobilising for war!

Guachichil Warriors

The Chichimec are slowly becoming urbanised with a capital city at Zacatecas, and a satelite community at Colotan. These settlements are allowing the Chichimeca to develop a more cohesive army and command structure, when compared to even a few years ago. The Chichimec themselves are a fierce and hardy people, well-versed in hunting and guerrilla warfare. Many Chichimec warriors ritually paint themselves with red dye before going to battle. The Aztecs are very cautious when launching raids into Chichimec teritorry, as they are often turned into ambushes by the crafty Chichimec commanders.

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