Hunter Cabins are the primary early source of Meat, Tallow and Pelts for settlements. While the work area (zone in which the hunters will pursue wildlife) is initially centered around the building upon completion of construction, it can be moved anywhere on the map as The Player sees fit.
Hunters will not proactively attack boars, but can be manually instructed to do so for a significant bounty of meat compared to other wildlife. Hunters also serve as unofficial defensive units and will attack hostile raiders during attacks.
Upgrade Information[edit | edit source]
Upon upgrading a Hunter Cabin to a Hunter Lodge, Hunters gain the secondary ability to craft Animal Traps with Iron Ingots.
Hunters may sometimes ignore other game in favor of Animal traps, so it is critical to not over-build traps if the hunter should also hunting wildlife in their work area.
Basic Strategy[edit | edit source]
Hunters require consistent access to ranged weaponry and ammunition for greatest efficacy. Setting up a Fletcher Building early in settlement development will ensure ready access to Bows, Arrows and eventually Crossbows for hunters.
Hunters are instrumental in defending your village and your people from Wolves and Bears in the early game before your first Lookout Tower. They also act as a secondary defense against raiding parties, allowing early settlements the ability to dispatch bandits without a significant expenditure of gold.
Initially, Hunters will be unable to trap wildlife, so when placing a work area, look for locations where deer have one or more 'positive' icon to ensure a steady supply of products.
Hunter cabins should be placed nearby one another and close to Smokehouses where possible, as the work areas can be relocated wherever large quantities of wildlife resource nodes can be found but proximity to smokehouses is crucial for efficient conversion of raw meat into smoked meat, especially in the early days of a settlement.
Also, consider using multiple hunters in conjunction either by direct selection or moving their work areas to clear problematic groups of wolves near settlements. Equipped with ranged weaponry, Hunters can make short work of most hostile wildlife especially when working in groups.