In your opinion which civilization is the most powerful and which one is the weakest? Feel from to discuss civ ratings from the past and present, or even what you think will happen in the future. I think that the Dutch and French are quite powerful right now and the Germans and Portuguese are the weak side. I remember back in 2005 and early 2006 how the Ottomans were somewhat overpowered. Now that I have both The Warchiefs and The Asian Dynasties, I have 14 civs to evaluate! So far it seems to me like the Chinese are a powerful Asian civ due to their banner army system and long-range hand mortars.
well... i have opinions on both aoe3 and aoe3ad- aoe3- ottomans have to be the best. free settlers!!! and i love the units. abus guns+ great bombards. class. french probably the worst. it makes you concentrate more on economy than military. and frankly i dont give a damn about economy lol. all i do is bombard the enemy with artillery :) aeo3ad- indians definately the best. elephants rock!!! the flail elephant can kill infantry with one sweep of its trunk, and the siege elephant can blow up anything! chinese are probably the worst. the banner armies are just confusing and probably take even longer to make, as for an army of about 3 units, it takes up the space of 5 normal units in the queue. :( overall... indians rule, french drool nuff said :)
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sorry man, but i have to disagree with you =p French own and i luv them :p Especially at those no rush games. for example a game with nr50, you got 50 min to build up a strong defence and economy and french own with that. Within 25 minutes age V, and 35 villies at both mills and plantations, let the resources come to daddy. it is easy to get 50k of food and gold this way in less then 50 minutes after the no rush ends . enough resources to provide your powerfull army. an other great tactic with french is to decrease to train time of troops. if the train time of 5 units is about 1 sec, 1 barrack or stable is enough to build an entire army within 10 seconds. no way the enemy is gonna stop that. anyway, everyone has his own favorite. i love to build a strong economy and then whipe the enemy away with your troops, french are perfect for that. other people love to rush and kill the enemy in an early stage they use other civilisations. i think it is just want you prefer yourself, on which civ you use.