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are hussars useless, and a q about skirmishers

 fuggles


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 2:20 pm
mainly cba but other games too

are hussars ever needed and do they even do anything ??

and what civilisation has the best skirmishers

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 [ViCiouS]____Tom____


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 2:27 pm
No civilization has a bonus toward skirmishers except Byzantines which can make them cheaper. Therefore the best skirmisher is one that receives full blacksmith upgrades. Hussars would only be used in CBA if a player runs out of gold and has no method of running trade. I doubt even then a player would make hussars to be honest. Skirmishers and Pikes would be serve better in those situations.

Aside from CBA, those units can be and are used quite a bit.
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 fuggles


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 4:49 pm
but it has no benefits

in the description it says immune to archery fire ???? no they are not
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 fuggles


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 4:56 pm
it says, resistant to towers, archers ???????

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 [ViCiouS]____Tom____


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 5:27 pm
lol.

That just means they're fast and can get close to archers quicker or avoid them entirely. They have a little bit of pierce armor too, if I recall correctly.
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 [ViCiouS]TheAussieOne


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 6:08 pm
Britons skirmishers get +1 extra range. Byzantines cheap Skirmishers. No other civ bonuses for them.

Mongol Hussar have a lot of HP and are very useful in Rm, sometimes in Dm. Turks get free Hussar upgrade.

It's rare you'll reach a game in CBA where trash units (Skirms, Halbs and Hussar) are needed. If you do, mass Skirms and Hlabs are your best option, Hussar are only beneficial with archer/siege fire behind them.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 7:19 pm
Never even knew that Yeoman effected Skirmishers. Apparently that was hindsight on Ensemble's part. After looking in AGE, it appears the British range bonuses give Class 0 +1 range on Cage and Imp, but that range is instantly removed from Skirmishers. It appears they forgot to do that on the unique tech. ^^
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 [mouz]superpr0


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:21 pm
hussars OP confirmed
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 Gary_Internet


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Posted 1 April 2016 - 1:06 am
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The only civ that doesn't get Elite SKirmishers is the Turks.

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 [mouz]supercr4ck


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 1:40 am
hussars are unstoppable and TURKS have the best skirmishers . plz close the thread now .


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