I've seen a lot of references to the Spartans being one of the better factions in the game, but to me they seem underpowered; though I think I may be missing some things, so I want to ask a few questions: One of the loading screens says that Spartiates are the strongest infantry unit in the game - but their stats are identical to Athenian City Guards and also, I believe, Macedonian Shieldbearers (and wouldn't the Silver Shield upgrade make the Macedonian Shieldbearers better than the Sparti