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Marko the Great
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posted 11-09-06 12:02 PM EDT (US)         
So, where do you feel you get the most "bang for your buck"??

Myself, I think the Russian Stetlets rules. Cost is very low and can be quite effective.

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xSephirothx
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(id: xMatt the Greatx)
posted 11-09-06 12:03 PM EDT (US)     1 / 30       
Cetan Bows

Or spahi, but those are mercs.

MNBob
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posted 11-09-06 12:07 PM EDT (US)     2 / 30       
Cetan Bows

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Ossian
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posted 11-09-06 12:31 PM EDT (US)     3 / 30       
Jaegers from the saloon and mantlets I think have a huge effect for their cost.

(jaegers eat anything and mantlets take anything)

EDIT: Ah I forgot my old skool most fav bang for you buck, Cuirassier.


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AuxiliA MieS
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posted 11-09-06 02:15 PM EDT (US)     4 / 30       
Mantlets for sure.

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MightyFireball
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posted 11-09-06 04:07 PM EDT (US)     5 / 30       
I'm gonna have to go with Mayan Holcan Spearmen. Although I haven't used most of the native units. I just think 45 base siege is pretty good for a unit that costs slightly more VS than a Musketeer.

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JarlNick
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posted 11-09-06 04:41 PM EDT (US)     6 / 30       
longbow

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FriedPegasus
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posted 11-09-06 05:13 PM EDT (US)     7 / 30       
@MightyFireball, the ROF for the Mayans siege attack was nerfed to 4.0, compared to 3.0 for most units. Basically, looking at damage/sec they are the equivalent of a unit with 33.75 damage and a normal ROF of 3.0.
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posted 11-09-06 05:59 PM EDT (US)     8 / 30       
schoonered fishing boats
KingSteve3721
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posted 11-09-06 06:05 PM EDT (US)     9 / 30       
^lol nice smack in the face to es

Probably cuirs, strelets, cetan bows, mantlets, forest prowlers or something.


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Brtnboarder495
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posted 11-09-06 06:26 PM EDT (US)     10 / 30       
Spahi's without a doubt, FF and get two falcs and you've got yourself an unstoppable combo before 8 min.

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TOO_Saruman
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posted 11-09-06 06:32 PM EDT (US)     11 / 30       
mamelukes....they just amaze me with their awesomeness.

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MightyFireball
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posted 11-09-06 09:33 PM EDT (US)     12 / 30       

Quote:

@MightyFireball, the ROF for the Mayans siege attack was nerfed to 4.0, compared to 3.0 for most units. Basically, looking at damage/sec they are the equivalent of a unit with 33.75 damage and a normal ROF of 3.0.

Hmmm... I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the info. However, they did help me beat an Iroquois player with the British, so I still like them.


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jaafit
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posted 11-09-06 11:19 PM EDT (US)     13 / 30       
It depends on what the enemy is making of course, but I think mamelukes are the most cost-effective unit in the game.

2nd place goes to strelets


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Mokon
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posted 11-09-06 11:52 PM EDT (US)     14 / 30       
skirms

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  • SirWhale
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    posted 11-10-06 08:44 AM EDT (US)     15 / 30       
    thoroughbred cuirs
    Voltiguer
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-10-06 09:19 AM EDT (US)     16 / 30       
    Skirms.
    DeadlyRifle
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-10-06 10:27 AM EDT (US)     17 / 30       
    Hmmm difficult

    Highlanders
    Jaegers
    Hackapells
    Forest Prowlers
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    xSephirothx
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    (id: xMatt the Greatx)
    posted 11-10-06 12:47 PM EDT (US)     18 / 30       
    How are skirms the most cost effective unit in the game >.>

    Forest Prowlers are better

    XploSionS
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    posted 11-10-06 01:59 PM EDT (US)     19 / 30       
    ... mamlukes are not the most cost effective unit in the game, spahis are... Spahis IMO are the best unit in the game because they cost 200 each... thats the same as 2 lbows and less then 2 skirms they pwn even their counters and when fully upgraded live though absolutly anything (1450 hp or so with 63 splash attack) ... undeniably the best unit and just think, that for 200 food seems like the best deal to me
    mcsim
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    posted 11-10-06 03:34 PM EDT (US)     20 / 30       
    umm... Mamelukes have 1450 hp in age 3. They are like tanks, and I have seen them kill there counters with easy. Spahis are better when they are upgraded, but in age 3 they are only 750 hitpoints, but the splash damage is sweet.

    Also, how about Lokota Dog Soldiers through the native tp tech. Mid game they are a cheap, 730hp, 0 pop unit that can turn the tides of a game. I forget the exact cost but like 500w 500gold for so many units per game min, available in colonial. In late game you can ship them fully upgraded and get like 30 kick a$$ units above your pop limit for only 500g 500w.

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    TOO_Saruman
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    posted 11-10-06 03:55 PM EDT (US)     21 / 30       
    I say that mams>narowly are better than spahi in fortress in terms of cost effectiviness, just that 1000 food is so much easier to gather for an otto than 1000 gold, and also spahi kill things much faster.

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    ultimitsu
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    posted 11-10-06 04:09 PM EDT (US)     22 / 30       
    for theose said Mamelukes...

    you heard of Elmeti?

    same price gives you 70% the HP but 350% infantry attack.

    Without doubts, they are the most cost effective melee cavalry in the game.

    Heavy Infantry would go to highlanders or swiss pikeman I think.

    Best Light Infantry is Blackwood archer or Ceten bows.

    Best Ranged Cavalry is Warwagons or Port super Dragoons.

    xSephirothx
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    (id: xMatt the Greatx)
    posted 11-10-06 05:35 PM EDT (US)     23 / 30       
    Port super goons own
    The Crazy Idiot
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    posted 11-10-06 07:14 PM EDT (US)     24 / 30       
    I can testify to that .
    jaafit
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    posted 11-10-06 08:59 PM EDT (US)     25 / 30       
    Blackwood archers huh? I'll have to try those sometime. They do have some nice stats.

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