Probably the most problems with jav-cav have the players who cannot properly ride cav.
Good cav player know that he has to be careful on some units.
If you go towards a skirmisher with cav just have to know he can kill the horse. It is realistic, no?
Horses are strong weapon if used properly anyway in any mode.
It's all about unit selection, isn't it?
They aren't op though. Have you played the game when it first released? Throwables were nerfed to the ground, and in siege it is not worth it to even throw those dinky javelins and throwing axes that deal 30 damage or so. Crossbows/bows can 1-2 shot enemies. And they nerf and make the ranged option with the least amount of range and the least amount of ammunition deal the least damage too??? Every time I play empire I throw my spears away as a recruit because it's just a waste of time to try and throw them with the potential to miss when you're so much more effective in melee range and can reliably help your teammates (yeah maybe they're still good for skirmish since it's basically a war of attrition, but that's pretty much it. Stop ruining other game modes for the skirmish already, most players/casual players don't care about skirmish. Deal with that separately).Nerf throwables to nerf cav. If throwables werent that op the cav couldnt abuse them.
Soon. Just a couple more months