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I Need Some Tips On How To Destroy Massive Archer Army


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Sometimes I get stuck in this heck of a pickle. Every time I try to break their line, (usually by Cavalry Swordsmen, or Cavalry Skirmishers. Cavalry Spearmen or other Infantry doesn't seem to leave much of a dent.) the majority of my soldiers get killed. It becomes very difficult to fight back once they get a good position and start fighting. As you can tell, when I fight against other players, I hate when they Archer-spam. Please tell me how to deal with this.

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raise a bigger army. archers are actually pretty weak, so any army will do. in general though, avoid 100% melee armies, use a good share of ranged units, especially when using infantry.

0AD doesn't have hard counters, so army size is always the most relevant factor for winning battles.

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Archers have been overpowered in A24, but in A25 they aren't overpowered anymore, they are rather weak.

They are totally helpless against siege towers, all they can do against them is run away. Though I wouldn't recommend siege towers too much as they are weak against melee troops other than pikemen.

Archers can't hurt pikemen very well, so if you have them in front and your own ranged troops behind them, it should be devastating for the archers if they are not in much greater number. Actually you don't even need pikemen, any melee unit can play this role.

Melee cavalry can devastate archers very well too. Especially sword cavalry of higher levels.

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I played few matches against kush and persians as maurays. My opponent was using good combination of archers and spearman.

I sent my ~30 sword cavs in middle of them and then press H to stop them so attack whoever is near. I micro my cavs to kill archers only by ignoring spearmen. These were not normal archers. They were champion nobel archers. if game is lagging then its more easier to micro like this. then I sent all my sword cavs in temple to heal them (they are upgraded cause of killing archers) and now they can even take out remaining spearmans.

Also u can use RAM to fill swordsmand (normal mauryan swordsman are useless. I let them stay in barracks until they become level 3. level 3 maurayn swordman can takeout skiritai commandos) and go near the mass archers and surprise ur opponent.

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15 hours ago, UltraMan said:

I played few matches against kush and persians as maurays. My opponent was using good combination of archers and spearman.

I sent my ~30 sword cavs in middle of them and then press H to stop them so attack whoever is near. I micro my cavs to kill archers only by ignoring spearmen. These were not normal archers. They were champion nobel archers. if game is lagging then its more easier to micro like this. then I sent all my sword cavs in temple to heal them (they are upgraded cause of killing archers) and now they can even take out remaining spearmans.

Also u can use RAM to fill swordsmand (normal mauryan swordsman are useless. I let them stay in barracks until they become level 3. level 3 maurayn swordman can takeout skiritai commandos) and go near the mass archers and surprise ur opponent.

good one.

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Cavalry beats archers.

Massive best taken care of with another massive.

So massive cavalry against massive archers. Maybe can do with less more effectively with champion cavalry.

Or if you can, let them come to you in your garrisoned buildings and offshore ships. Fight within the cover of your own towers.

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