Sergeant at Arms
If you think fighting is f1-f3 then sure.What?
Sturgian Heavy Axeman?
Bro are u high?
There's no arrow getting past a T5 infantry unit.
Actually just to mess with u a bit,try ARCHERS against Aserai Veteran Warrior without the shieldwall formation and see for yourself.
But I'd take on your 100 of any T5 infantry with my 50 Fians and 50 Oathsworn any day. And certainly you couldn't take any non-shield T5 infantry against high tier archers at all - they must be used with support.
The point of my post is that the best units are those that combine to enhance each other's best traits. Nobody makes an army of all t5 infantry, because it would get steamrolled by a mixed force. It would get pinned in place by average infantry just long enough to be destroyed by enfilading fire from archers or horse archers, then as it crumbles, finished off by a cavalry charge.
So with that in mind, re-read my post. Sturgian infantry are great meat shields to keep an enemy in place while you wipe it out with archers because of their huge shields. Every unit has a role to play, and not all of them are offensive, and some are best combined with other units - which is why those 1v1 tests are silly. But as the game currently stands, archers and horse archers are the decisive arm of any Bannerlord force. Cavalry and infantry are really only there to manipulate an enemy into place to better shoot them with arrows.