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Apr 23, 02 at 7:36pmheathen91


Just post your favorite civilization and why you like it. I like the Britons myself, fully upgraded and in swarms, their longbowmen can kill anything from afar:)

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May 13, 14 at 6:45pm
will fredzfrog


Think about it like a prof player!
1. huns dont need to build houses and have very cheap cavalry archers (30~35%) less to purchase.
so in turn they are a good micro manageable rushing civ
2. The Goth civ has a very fast infantry production bonus (larger army quicker)
so in turn they are good to field large armies and works well if you boom to keep production queues full
3. Britons long bowmen are a very good defensive unit alongside Britons powerful towers and castles
good for booming/defensive roles (basically the support member in a team vs match)



Apr 18, 14 at 3:08am
Caporal Dxl


My favorites are spanish , cause I love cavalry and bowman/xbow man.



Apr 06, 14 at 10:08am
ishi0


Persians and tuetions are you mad! byzantines of course go to scenario catataphract v any teution warrior who wins? cataphract



Apr 01, 14 at 11:16am
hopeThisNamesNotTake


Spanish are my go to. The conquistadors r fast n have good range, as well their monks ride donkeys lol I feel the conquistadors are hands down the best. 30 of them with some akilled mouse clicking u can take down most with minimal casualties



Mar 22, 14 at 1:06pm
Zamadomix


My favourite civilization is definitely the Aztecs
The best infantry, jaguar warriors are extremely powerful, they have the best monks, and also they have bonuses that make them very resourceful.
Not to mention whenever jaguar warriors are too slow, there are eagle warriors which are almost as powerful and are very very fast (they can even outrun most cavalry units).



Jan 29, 14 at 8:24am
DevDev


I meant to saty french have powerful cavlary lol



Jan 29, 14 at 8:22am
DevDev


Well each civ has its bonuses against others and are good in certain maps against certain players, but personaly I really like the Byzantines because they have an amazing economy can research the most things in the game and the cataphracts are extremely useful against infantry and sometimes calvary. My second fav is the Spanish because their cannon galleons are beyond powerful, they have paladins, blacksmith upgrades cost no gold which allows you to save it for cavalry or warships, plus supremacy is awesome because instead of hiding inside of towers your villagers surprise enemies as a mass of them can take down those last few enemies who surived the rest of your army killing off all your farmers, although their conquistadors are kind of bad lol. I used to like the britons alot because its close to impossible to get close to them until imperial age late in the game and everyone has hussar, mangonel or paladins that just charge them down. Persians are cool, but their lack of powerful defensive towers makes them weak plus monks take your elephants with ease. Huns are awesome as they rush and storm and can amass large population quick due to lack of having to build houses and tarkans are pretty powerful but paladins and certain others can take them down. Vikings are also good storming units buuut longboats are basically more expensive galleons, youd be better off using galleons, and their beserkers are good to storm than fall back and replinish health, wait for reinforcements and charge again. Saracens to me are okay but not good unless you are going against a European calvary based civilzation like French, Byzantines, etc, but if your going against the teutons or something, your basically gonna die. Turks are actually another favorite of mine as scout calvary upgrades are free! Sweet! The aztecs and mayans to me or only good if you are going against civilizations without calvary because they have alot of bonuses against other infantry, but calvary destroys them. Japanese are pretty cool too because they have a powerful navy and because of the tendancy of other players to use unique units, the japanese kill them easily. French to me just kind of are bad lol, they have powerful infantry but their technology tree is not the best(although not the worst) as long with the british, their lack of powerful navy and calvary makes them pretty useless unless going against infantry based civ. Koreans are pretty cool also but their war wagons and turtle ships arent as cool as they seem, however they are annoying the face because they have the ability to research all kinds of defensive structures and you have to slowly eat away at their civilization. Mongols are good because of their calvary archers that hit and run and are quick and hunting bonuses(if your into that kind of stuff ) but to me calvary archers are weak and easy to take down. FINALLY, the Goths are on the bottom of my list(I know others disagree) because they have NO defensive structures, TERRIBLE calvary and are completely infantry based. Infantry is very useful but they are slow and later on in the game when everyone uses calvary it is bad especially when you are trying to bring your army home to defend your base and they kill you before you get there. Sorry for talking my head off, but people go with the Byzantines, they can research everything and everyone knows they are the most anoyying to face because their armies have bonuses to everything as well as the spanish



Jan 21, 14 at 5:42pm
king_zmmm


Teutons are best, if you fully upgrade them in blachsmith and castle they are almost unbeatable, good to have a few paladins for knocking out ongors and scorpions that try to kill them...



Jan 21, 14 at 2:42pm
Devil_Spankalot


I'd like to add to what I mentioned above about Spanish villagers in case no one has heard of this before. Now
here's the big news number 1: Spanish villagers on Supremacy pill can kill war elephant. But many villagers will
die in the combat, like 20 of them. The elephant die, too. That's the toughest opponent the Spanish villagers can
take down. Anything less than Elite War Elephant is piece of cake for the Spaniards. Between 2 and 5
Spanish villagers can take out any elite unit, and win the fight. The second hardest for them is Elite Samurai.
Took 6 of them to kill the Jap.

Still on news number 1. I don't mean we should recruit Spanish villagers in the glamorous Spanish Army to go
against the Persian War Elephants. Against War Elephants I don't usually engage them using villagers,
knowing the odds. But, on a certain situation when war elephants raided the town centres while the Spanish
army is not at home, and when it is most urgent to deal with the war elephants, Spanish villagers can rise to the
challenge. If there's a castle nearby and garrisoned town centres already firing arrows at the elephants, the
villagers can roll sleeves and kill these beasts. The point is, Spanish villagers can protect their town against
anything. That would give some peace of mind, too.

Big news number 2: Spanish villagers on Supremacy and Sapper can take down a castle. Now this is funny.
Send 30 villagers to attack a castle. Assuming this is Imperial Age castle with 5280 HP, equipped with Murder
Hole, but is empty. Between 9 and 10 villagers will die in the assault. But the castle is down nonetheless.
Some 21 villagers return alive to continue their work. The point is don't try to drop a forward castle in Spanish base.

Easy to kill a castle than killing a war elephant (with trample damage).



Jan 20, 14 at 7:50am
Devil_Spankalot


quote I like potatoes
I think its between the Turks and the Spanish.
Also if you have the time to make a large army of Conquistadors or Janissaries suported with some bombard cannons and few other units and navy i do not think anyone could stop them.
It has got to be Spanish second to none Spanish and Turks can be awesome allies though. Spanish
Blacksmith is awesome. Conquistadors are excellent raiders their top priority in the Kill List is villager. Together
with Paladins they can raid anything, a crowded towncentre or even a garrisoned castle, something which
Mangudais or Mamelukes would not do.

Spanish Paladins have full Blacksmith and Stable upgrades. They're of the best 'pedigree' in the book of AoE2.
If you could also bring along some Spanish 'doctors' on horseback during the continuous raid they will prove
useful for healing. Information said a Conquistador is only a Hand Cannoneer on horseback. That's an
understatement. HP 90, Attack 18, armour 2+3; 2+4. A fully upgraded Spanish Elite Conquistador is almost a
Paladin with gun!

If you happen to have a small pond in your base on the map, put some Spanish Cannon Gallons in there. The
enemy won't get to pass them without suffering heavy losses. Always build your base near water if you're Spanish.


quote I like potatoes
Guys, can you please tell me how to stop the Huns and the Persians. Also let me know if my strategy would work
I thought you already had your answer -- Spanish But you must always have Paladins and Conquistadors in
the formation or going out as a team. And they must go in great number. Onagers can deal heavy damage to
Conquistadors hence why muscular Paladins are there to deal with the rock throwers. Halberdiers can hurt
Paladins hence why sniper Conquistadors are there to shoot the pikes down. Infantry or mounted archers could
not intimidate Paladins+Conquistadors.

Tarkan or War Elephants? Understand one thing about formation. Non-ranged unit like Tarkans or War
elephants have this disadvantage. 5 or 10 of them would try to hit a single target but only one of them could
land the hit. Conquistadors in tight formation (not breaking up) can shoot with all guns blazing at a single target.
Now if you could 'reshuffle' their formation (as in refreshing their formation by clicking on the formation), the
same target won't get hit the second time. Also during the 'reshuffling', the first group to come to a stop will fire
first followed by subsequent groups.

Spanish monastery have full techs. The monks should deal with war elephants, if Pikemen could not kill the
elephants. Spanish have bombard towers. They should deal with Tarkans. Spanish villagers can also do
combat; three of them can kill the Tarkan together with his horse.



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