Lack of assault infantry in attacks...

Denquin

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It's a shame that people use other units over assault infantry, the basic and first unit of the game.
I'm seeing Heavy Tank, mass raiders (although they are ineffective) and mostly just combinations of Horseman+Mass riflemen and Mass riflmen+cannons+sabotage/demolition to destroy mortars.

i use at least 25 fusiliers in my attacks, with 13-ish Royal yeomanry, 2 raiders, three horsemaen, two bombards, two wall-guys and a single mortar and cart, as well as a Gatling gun and saboteur...
 

Kraitok

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Unfortunately they just get wiped out too easily, both by area damage and defenders. When used right they can be amazing though simply due to the raw damage they can dish out. I could see something like romans with a max university for their hp being reasonable however, especially in GPA.
 

Xerxes

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That's because they're a useless waste of troop space unless you have low medals and can afford to carry them around for mop-up duty.
 

Navalis

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I am very happy using my heavy infantry as my main attack force for the time being. 70+ blow thru walls & kill generals in short order. That, along with some tactics, makes short work out of most EA bases. (I back them up with some shooters, canons & healers.) I am currently maxing out their HP at the uni and it DOES make a big difference in survivability.
That being said I expect I will reconsider as soon as I advance to IA. I hear that heavy tanks are a good option on offense. We shall see!
Currently EA Roman @ level 131.
 

Navalis

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Right now I roll with 71 Infantry, 20 Shooters, 3 Canons & 2 Healers all max level for EA. I mix up my tactics often because Demos don't always work in one hit anymore. I'll admit Motars are the downfall of foot troops but you must rally when it counts. Throw in a General for clean up and your golden. (I am not overly concerned with my generals taking some damage. They will heal.)
 

Brand Marrow

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The reason I used mostly heavy Calvary in ea was that I could 5 star bases withou losing a single troop, then could immediately do it again, with hvy infantry attacks there is no way you can pull that off
 

Navalis

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I can say I've never had a zero causality attack with my Roman forces but the heavy infantry are dirt cheap and train fast (faster than shooters) so I am usually back at it in under 5 minutes. Food is of no concern and when I'm raiding I (usually) don't bother with tactics. Couple that with Uni buffs and a lot more of my troops are coming home.
I have also said this in previous post that I will revaluate my forces when I make the jump to IA units (aka: tanks). So we shall see. Right now I am content.
 

rederoin

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I always use 28~ in my army(EA, just made it to IA), war or farming(switching it off with full raiders).


Just make sure you dont drop 'em in the mortar range, and use protect on them before you rush in for the QV(Banners upgrade is very usefull for this!).
 

Brand Marrow

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with a large group of lancers (8 or 9, if I remember correctly) and a healing cart a couple of cannons and some archers in support I am able to rally to take out ballistas and cannon towers, once those are gone, nothing can touch the lancers. I would then clean up with 2 or 3 raiders.
 

Danix den Andre

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I usually use 15 to 18, works for all my accounts, I must have mistrained somehow, but more junkers and less musketeers seems to work too:
lvl101 EA vs 160 useless global:) could probably have gotten the full 38 medals if cannona and healers hadn't run into traps towards the end
 

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Brand Marrow

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Hey Danix, enjoyed the hospitality of your fifth? base the other day :) You gonna return the favor?
 

Danix den Andre

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Are you sure Brand? don't have a fifth, just Danix, Danix den Andre, Danix the Third and Danix IV, all in Allied Swedes
 

Brand Marrow

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Oops, mistaken identity...looking back, the player was DandV and no alliance listed... guess I thought this stood for Danix the Vth, lol
 

BV123

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Although I very rarely use my awesome german footies now, back in EA I still heavily depend on them to clear the base quickly. Worked very well with my HC and a few odd shooters. They were the work horse of my army.

Now, I only use them when I get too high and I want to drop medals. Back in IA, they dish out the same damage as my light tanks 😂
 
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