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This is to help me figure out whether to use crossbows, or javelins.

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The purpose of this article, is to get a general opinion of which you, the players, would like to see more of in this mod. Currently, I am working towards a very balanced approach on how to divvy up the units. I've tried to make as many of the different troop types, as universal as possible. However, I am having a difficult time with regards to one unit in particular. The vanilla crossbowman has a short range, fast reload time, and packs a punch. There are 2 options for this unit. Javelin man, or a crossbowman. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Historically, there was a crossbow used during the ancient times. This was the Gastraphetes. This was considerably larger than the traditional medieval crossbow, and was loaded differently. Though they did exist and were used throughout the Mediterranean, from what I can tell, they were not found in large numbers, and were primarily used by the Greeks. The other option is a javelin man. Universal to a fault, they match the short range and powerful damage of the vanilla game. It would be easy to change this unit to throw javelins, and it would definitely span every culture within the game. However, the outlaw units also throw a javelin, which means that they might not be so useful in the game. So the question is, which would you rather see? A unique historical unit, or a more balanced and probable unit? Please let me know in the comments. If you have suggestions for other units in the game, I'm all ears. I've basically got everything the way I want it, but if I like your suggestion, I might use it.

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Darth_Cameroth
Darth_Cameroth

I reckon Javelins.

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jagdtiger44
jagdtiger44

Gastraphetes

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Shayansp
Shayansp

gastraphetes

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