Just like to report a big bug, though it will be in the patch. Missile units are using their long range stats in close quarters, along with possibly legionaries. This is why archers do pretty well in hand to hand and such.
What combat diff. do you play on? Personally my archers get wiped out whenever they are in melee. What civ also were you using?
I use the attack and retreat method. They fire a close range volley, then pull back.
Combat difficulty, that is. And what civilization are you using?
I haven't really had that much trouble with it, but there have been numerous complaints. This may also explain why legionaries are so good. Its a definite bug though, not something people are just imagining.
Watch, he was using Chosen Archers. :lol:
Legoinaries should be amazing, they didn't conquor Europe, North Africa, and much of the near east by being bad, now did they?
Yeah... Some archers as I was trying to tell him have very good melee stats....
MihailYeah... Some archers as I was trying to tell him have very good melee stats....
I know, like forester warbands, but I'm talking regular archers, with 4 or 5 melee attack.
Were they frontal fighting? Because I tend to send my archer units to attack from the flanks and rear if I have the possiblity to do so, they will do major damage to any unit, besides horsemen.