OL 512 said:*Swadian's: heavy/strong cavalry, mediocre infantry and descent archers
sorry , but i disagree , the swadian heavy cavalry needs some kind of support when they get in trouble , and this support are the infantry , then the swadians must have descent , or strong , infantry.
and about nordic cavalry , yes , it should be implmented , for now the nords are "vulnerable" without cavalry
The only time my Nords are ever vulnerable is against them damned horse archers from that funky spelled faction.
Otherwise, they tend to mulch on everything else.
Giving them any sort of Calvary to tie up those Horse Archers will take away their weakness and natural disadvantage in battle, which, for a Nord Player; IS FINE BY ME. Its not that I avoid the confrontation, I hire mercenary calvary or train swad's or vae's for the task -if I gotta-.
Thats the natural pecking Order in M&B. (As I seen it though me Nordish Forcez)
-Swadian's have the best Heavy Calvary in game. If your playing against them, best thing to do is to grit your teeth and let them hit you, since the AI hasn't figured out how to use a -flow through- strategy, you can eat their calvary long before their infantry arrives, but you will take light casualties.
-Vaegir's has the best mix of all three, though not overly strong in either, allowing a player playing them to diversify their starting army. Fighting them though isn't overally difficult, wipe out their calvary and infantry, and the archer's just stand there, waiting to be butchered.
-Khergits get the best light Calvary with access to mounted archery, making them deadly on the open fields. In wooded areas and against spear-touters IN wooded areas, they drop like flies. Their main advantage is mobility, when they lose that, their dead.
-Rhodocks are supposed to be the best Spearmen in the game, and essentially they are, you cannot engage the Rhodocks in battle without some sort of causalties to your mounted forces. Unless of course, your extremely lucky, or in my case, use them only after the infantry has engaged them.
-Nords are the best Heavy Infantry in M&B only because that's all they have. Just because you can breeze over them with your calvary force doesn't make them overly weak and frail. It means your playing the game right, and smart, because if you've ever try to take them on with just infantry, their mid tiers seem to eat other high end tiers for breakfast. You may win the fight; sure, with your elite skills and high level.
But how many others are standing with you?
They do not need a Calvary Line.
It would be NICE, if not unattainable to see a Troop Line dedicated to throwing weapons.
But not a line in Calvary.