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by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Any French Strats?
Replies: 30
Views: 12158

Re: Any French Strats?

Won 2 games tonight. 1st one vs. Aztec. Second against Vale - a 1st Leut 1800 25PR guy. Beat his Sioux. I went muskets, he raided with lots of Axe Riders. Held him off. Then - obviously - he came in with cretans. I still had muskets but shipped in some Huron Mantlets as meat shields. Microed fairly ...
by Sun_Tzu1
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Handling Ranged Infantry
Replies: 21
Views: 7129

Handling Ranged Infantry

Am I right in saying that higher level players engage and then back off (with RI) more than lower ranked players? (i.e., keeping the opponent engaged but frequently moving out of range). When I played Aztec, and built up an army, I found that when my opponent engaged me and then backed off it could ...
by Sun_Tzu1
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Any French Strats?
Replies: 30
Views: 12158

Re: Any French Strats?

I'm getting there Huggy. After loosing endless games as French, and PR dropping by two, I've just won my last two games. First one was against a Sioux 1st Leutantent :). I'm really liking French (c.f. Aztec). So much variety. The age up transition is so much smoother than with Aztecs. I miss my WC t...
by Sun_Tzu1
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Any French Strats?
Replies: 30
Views: 12158

Re: Any French Strats?

On that note, does anyone use the Explorer upgrade age 2 card so you can heal your units? I'm reluctant to use it because it's an age 2 shipment. But it might be worthwhile, not sure. If there's lots of skirmishes, it might be really useful.
by Sun_Tzu1
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Any French Strats?
Replies: 30
Views: 12158

Re: Any French Strats?

Chaos: yes, early game, you cannot waste a card on it instead of 700 resources, 4 cdb or military shipments, also, age II skirms are not so practical imho, depletes your coin mines too. it might be better in team games (ports has vet casadores), yet i doubt it I'd say it generally isn't worth it eit...
by Sun_Tzu1
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Any French Strats?
Replies: 30
Views: 12158

Any French Strats?

Hey,

I'm switching from Aztec to French. At the mo, I'm really enjoying French - but I've won next to nothing with them yet. And, because I almost always play QS rated by PR has gone down by 2!

Does anyone else here play French?
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: French Native Cav
Replies: 23
Views: 8969

Re: French Native Cav

Was Great Plains. Played French. Nothing wrong with the strat, but not every Cav upgrade card improves Cheyenne and/or Commanches. One upgrade card is just for Cuirs and Hussars. I'm not sure about the other ones. Still, with native upgrade cards and Cheyenne Fury they roxor. Yep, but that card's j...
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: French Native Cav
Replies: 23
Views: 8969

Re: French Native Cav

What civ, map, & natives Huggy? I played a 2v2 the other day and I went Cheyenne (as French). I built a lot of them and did the fury (anti-cav) upgrade. They actually performed really well - particularly against our opponents Coyotes - and we won the game. Obv though, one win doesn't prove very much...
by Sun_Tzu1
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Control Groups - Firing
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

Re: Control Groups - Firing

@Sun_Tzu1: most ppl won't try to rush your aztecs, and sit in their base and boom, then your wh's are there for nothing :/ and you lost shipments, wasted what the age up poli granted. etc. also if oyu build forward liekt hat, that leaves your base unguarded All true. @ the last bit. With the 4 WH t...
by Sun_Tzu1
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Age of Empires 3
Topic: Will FP kill the game?
Replies: 21
Views: 7825

Re: Will FP kill the game?

This concerns me too. The FP may be the better game, but being able to find a game is more important. To be honest, I'm a bit torn between clan and ESO. If this clan wasn't so dedicated to the FP I too would go back to the old patch - simply because it's easier to find a match. Infact, what I've sta...
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: Control Groups - Firing
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

Re: Control Groups - Firing

Ah... nice idea. Okay, here we go... I don't want to get known for coming up with totally impractical ideas - none of which work in practice - but I was playing around with this idea. As Aztec, use the WH aging politician. Build a forward WH while aging and set it as your delivery point. Then, the a...
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: A new era approaches...
Replies: 13
Views: 4899

Re: A new era approaches...

Saw the other one of these posts and was wondering if they were bringing out a Star Wars version (based on the Star Wars comment in that post) like they did with Star Wars Battle Ground Clone Campaigns based on the AOEII engine - which was an awesome game. But, I can't see it being that because Luca...
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: French Native Cav
Replies: 23
Views: 8969

Re: French Native Cav

dan, i dont think cherokees have 17 dmg..., more like 8 or something close to it imho, and they cost 60f 60w Had a peak at the refs: Cost = 60 fd, 60 wd damage = 13 (26 hi) - 3.00 ROF hp = 230 Cree Trackers are the extreme case. 300 hp!, 10 dam it works, but it's just not realistic to play so many ...
by Sun_Tzu1
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Strategy & Recorded Games
Topic: French Native Cav
Replies: 23
Views: 8969

French Native Cav

Just giving French a go... They've got +15 dam/hp for natives age 2, then age 3 they have both +15 dam/hp for cav and +25 dam/hp for natives. So, if you build natives that just happen to be cav, it gets a bit insane. i.e., with those three cards, +55% dam & +55% hp. And they have still more upgrade ...
by Sun_Tzu1
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 1 year ago
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: 1 year ago

I've been a member one year tomorrow! :). Must be similar for Huggy too. We closed our little old clan to come here.