Good new update

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Cheedows
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Re: Good new update

Post by Cheedows » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:39 am

Yeah thats true, it's not very efficient to just have buildings create nothing but pikemen

Lord Dv8
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Re: Good new update

Post by Lord Dv8 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:45 am

they do different things. ultimately you want to position your pikes so they are the meatshields while your swords surround and drop the enemies without taking dmg.

Zomgz
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Re: Good new update

Post by Zomgz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:09 pm

I've seen a lot of people saying swordsmen are better in some situations, but does anyone have side-by-side comparisons for proof? For example, in pmpdru's comparison video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2d0bBKI ... ature=plcp) pikemen make it to the keep and destroy the castle, but swordsmen all die and the attack fails.

Lord Dv8
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Re: Good new update

Post by Lord Dv8 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:39 am

swords are not meant to be used by themselves. thats like saying ok 500 rogues go attack and raze this castle. they do a lot of damage, but they arent going to make it far cuz they dont have the hp to absorb damage. you shouldnt be trying to decide which unit is individually better than the other, rather find out what combination of the 2 works best.

my aim in attacking has always been to get the pikes to initially take the damage while the swords come up from the back and start pounding away damage free.

Zomgz
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Re: Good new update

Post by Zomgz » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:57 pm

But if the pikes are blocking the way, what are the swords hitting? Wouldn't it be better to just add more archers instead?

I'm not trying to take sides here since I've been planning to research swords soon myself, but after seeing pmpdru's video, I'm left wondering if adding swords will ever be better than just going with pikes and archers. I'd really like to see someone come up with video evidence proving swords are worth the investment.

Cheedows
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Re: Good new update

Post by Cheedows » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:29 am

Swords are great for those "back door" attacks, there is a video somewhere that shows how a Baron could use nothing but swords to raze a full fledged castle. Though for those wolf lairs use pikes, since swordsmen crumple too easily.

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