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Ultra_Janissary
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posted 08-18-07 11:57 AM EDT (US)         
Indians , for elephants=7
Indians , for some other reason=6
Japanese , for Samurais=3
Japanese , for some other reason 2
Chinese , for artillery=2
Chinese , for some other reason=4

Start , NOW!

[This message has been edited by Ultra_Janissary (edited 08-23-2007 @ 12:44 PM).]

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Ultra_Janissary
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posted 08-19-07 04:09 AM EDT (US)     26 / 48       
Chu Ko Nus probably cost a lot.
1 arrow=5
so if it were 3 arrows Chu Ko nus would have a mere 15 attack.
DrumsMaster26
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posted 08-19-07 04:51 AM EDT (US)     27 / 48       
Getting back to the point of the thread, Japanese, because the Samurai are going to be awesome and because of the Daimyo. Since the Daimyo can train units (I think) you'll be more able to keep the battle near their base as you can stick the Daimyo just out of the range of their towers, it'll be sweet to not have to send your army all of the way across the map.

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posted 08-19-07 05:17 AM EDT (US)     28 / 48       
Yes but Janissary if you watched Chinese vid for 3 Chu Ko Nus and 3 Qiang Pikemang 255 Food and 180 wood which is like 42 food 30 wood a unit so thats why id think a Chu Ko Nu would only have 3 or 2 Arrows. 1 Chu = basically the cost of a mace so its probably 3 or 2 arrows that are fired. True Qiang Pikeman may be worth nothing but i dont think a Chu Ko Nu would fire 7 Arrows at once

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Ca Putt
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posted 08-19-07 06:25 AM EDT (US)     29 / 48       
as far as i can tell frem the vid Chu s fire 3 arrwos. and the pikman is worth 7 XP so i presume the chu is about worth the same(if 10 res = 1 XP)
Red Coat_monkey
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posted 08-19-07 06:27 AM EDT (US)     30 / 48       
kinda off topic but i was talking to a mate and didnt in AoE2 in the end the Chu fire like 6 bolts? it increased as you imporved them didnt it? or are we making this up?

if not i thought tht be a good way of improving them by increasing their amount of bolts they can fire with every tech.
George_III
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posted 08-19-07 08:23 AM EDT (US)     31 / 48       
Thats not an option , General_III
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lachlan
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posted 08-19-07 02:22 PM EDT (US)     32 / 48       
Both Japan and India look interesting to me at this point...I'll try China too but they aren't speaking to me as much.
war_hamster
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posted 08-19-07 11:00 PM EDT (US)     33 / 48       
elephants and camels!?

definitely going for india
Yobbo
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posted 08-20-07 01:56 AM EDT (US)     34 / 48       
Japs, for their unique civilization abilites.

-daiymo attacks dynamics
-extreme flexibilty through 2x cards shipments and fastest xp gathering.

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Hoddo
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posted 08-22-07 03:37 AM EDT (US)     35 / 48       
I rection that i will play china with its banner armies^_^
because of its banner armies^_^ but India with its cannon elephants look mad and could u imagine it like 30 cannon elephants come at ur base u r absolutely F***ed

So in conclusion im going to play the Japanese
AceOfKings
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posted 08-22-07 09:20 AM EDT (US)     36 / 48       
No, they are like 7 pop each

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a_game_a_win
Skirmisher
posted 08-22-07 10:16 AM EDT (US)     37 / 48       
Gah, I can already see it:

Indian Ele lamer nub.

ES sucks at making eles a balanced/fair unit fyi
DayoftheNinja
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posted 08-22-07 11:37 AM EDT (US)     38 / 48       
7 pop? so what! 4 vills and 28 ellies!

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Sporting_Lisbon
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posted 08-22-07 01:51 PM EDT (US)     39 / 48       
China.

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x7734warriorx
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posted 08-22-07 03:05 PM EDT (US)     40 / 48       
india, xp herd animals
As_Saffah
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posted 08-22-07 03:48 PM EDT (US)     41 / 48       
I think a lot of people will either love or hate China. Banner armies of different types will have complementary and very different uses. Failure to plan ahead and scout means that you will sometimes make the wrong choice for your banner army types, and lose the game. Other people will probably find it much easier to play China, because the pop cap is higher and I expect the banner armies will be a well-balanced mix of cheap unit types.

I'll probably end up playing Sioux.

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posted 08-22-07 04:11 PM EDT (US)     42 / 48       
The Chinese villages will be great, and the migration card will allow them to spread out pretty far around the map.

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posted 08-22-07 10:44 PM EDT (US)     43 / 48       
Does anyone know if TAD civs will get and stealth units? I think a stealth elephant would be awesome...

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CunniJA
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posted 08-22-07 11:12 PM EDT (US)     44 / 48       
Ha ha ha. Stealth Elephant. I guess it could work in case they give all other units a "deaf" subtype. I can see it now:

Hussar: AstractCavalry, HeavyCavalry, MeleeCavalry, Deaf.

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x_fire_dragon_x
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posted 08-22-07 11:36 PM EDT (US)     45 / 48       
ULTRA_JANI u havent told what u will u play.
so what civil will u play?
Takk
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posted 08-23-07 05:52 AM EDT (US)     46 / 48       
Ha ha ha. Stealth Elephant. I guess it could work in case they give all other units a "deaf" subtype. I can see it now:

Hussar: AstractCavalry, HeavyCavalry, MeleeCavalry, Deaf.


China look very fun, mostly for the way their units train. Flamethrowers help of course.

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Ultra_Janissary
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posted 08-23-07 05:56 AM EDT (US)     47 / 48       
Yay!my thread is newsified
and oh i didn't tell what i was going to play but i added it to the votes.
India , because...
1)India sounds awesome
2)Cease fire and agra fort will make it easy to defend rushes
3)villagers with cards will make it easier to switch from ottoman
4)Elephants!!!!
you could notice that the two indian choices have 1 extra each , that's my vote
Dieneces
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posted 08-23-07 07:56 AM EDT (US)     48 / 48       
Honestly, I really like all three. Suppose I'd most like to play as India - and not for the elephants, but because I think they will be an all around fun and unique civ.

Of course, I'll be playing whoever's in the demo first.

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