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We've just implemented a new version of our old forum ranks!

The new "Idle Villager" rank has some slightly limited abilities here in the forums, and they cannot post discussions or do things like post links or set a signature on their posts. When you have commented 3 times you'll reach the rank of "Scout Cavalry" and gain all the usual posting abilities! This is to help combat spam, and should not affect most of you, as you have likely already posted more than 5 times and have a higher rank:)

Check out the list of ranks here: https://forums.ageofempires.com/discussion/15139/forum-rank-system/p1?new=1

November 2017 Submission Thread!

snickerdoodlesnickerdoodle Member, Administrator, Insider admin

Welcome to November, Warriors!

This month, we want you to showcase your favorite unit in Age!

Remember:

Your entry MUST include an image (max of 3 images) and must relate to an Age of Empires game (or an illustration having to do with one). You may also include a written portion explaining your entry that may be no more than 600 characters in length (not including spaces); if your entry includes non-English words, you must provide an accurate English translation of those words in your written portion.

Good luck!

Comments

  • Photon RidersPhoton Riders Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMember, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    κατάφρακτοι! (Cataphracts!)

    A cataphract was a form of armored heavy cavalry used in ancient warfare by a number of peoples in Western Eurasia and the Eurasian Steppe.Historically, the cataphract was a very heavily armored horseman, with both the rider and steed draped from head to toe in scale armor, while typically wielding a lance as their weapon.
    Cataphracts served as either the elite cavalry or assault force for most empires and nations that fielded them, primarily used for impetuous charges to break through infantry formations. Chronicled by many historians from the earliest days of Antiquity up until the High Middle Ages, they are believed to have influenced the later European knights, via contact with the Byzantine Empire.

  • CostlierParrot3CostlierParrot3 Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭
    edited November 2017

    Roman Legion

    The backbone of the Roman army. Trained with an iron discipline, efficient and organized among themselves, the legionnaires were certainly the strongest infantry of their time. In the open field, they did not have rivals and thanks to the gladius (short sword) they specialized in body-to-body combat.

    Legionnaires had the pilum, a spear used in short-range combat. The armament differs according to the historical period, and during the army's Marian Reforms the legionary also carried more than 10 kg of equipment.

    The testud was an infantry formation. The soldiers had the great advantage of being able to advance to contact with the first enemy files by sheltering from the arrows.

  • Pan CalvusPan Calvus Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭

    This one was for last month. I didn't notice I only started making it when the contest had already closed, but I figured it might be fun to put it on here somewhere anyway, so I waited for the new thread.

    (Winning would have been out of the question anyway, because have you seen the other contestants? And also a little bit because of the legal status of this particular branch of the aoe family tree.)

    I'll see what I can do within the limit this month. Keep up the good work, there's some good stuff in these things.

  • WildestWolf153WildestWolf153 PhilippinesMember, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    (Wololo ! ) My favorite unit is Villagers,
    Villagers can be trained from Town Center. They are the backbone unit for every civilization in Age of Empires. And being the foundation of a civilization, they are the most important units in the game as the primary collectors of resources, construct and repair buildings, and to establish a great Empire! :)



  • EmpAhmadKEmpAhmadK Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭

    "The Mighty Karambit Warrior"

    Angkat Senjata! My favourite unit ever since I started playing the Rise of the Rajas expansion is the Karambit Warrior, fast, cheap, light, yet very strong and can swarm into the base of our enemies to take them down in no time. My favourite way of using them is when playing with allies, and my allies will defend the enemy attack while I rush to Imperial Age with the Malay ageing up bonus and get the Elite Karambit Warriors with all technology needed researched and off I go to destroy the enemy town centers, 60 Elite Karambit Warriors on each bases and then sweep the rest of the base, before sending 60 more of them and the enemies will stand no chance in fighting back. Except if they can somehow do that, which is pretty rare.

  • EmpAhmadKEmpAhmadK Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭
    edited November 2017

    I just realised that my character count exceeded the limit, so I have edited it and shortened it...


    My favourite unit is the Karambit Warrior, fast, cheap, light, yet very strong and can swarm into the enemy bases to take them down in no time. My favourite way of using them is when playing with allies, and my allies will defend the enemy attack while I rush to Imperial Age with the Malay ageing up bonus and get the Elite Karambit Warriors with all techs needed researched and off I go to destroy the enemy town centres, 60 Elite Karambit Warriors on each bases and then sweep the rest of the base, before sending 60 more of them and the enemies will usually stand no chance in fighting back.


    If there is anything wrong, please tell me ^^;

  • NormChangerNormChanger Member ✭Ox Cart✭

    For me the only unit worth playing an unpopular civilization for is Jaguar Warriors of Aztecs. They have a high anti-infantry attack bonus, which makes them very good against other infantries and most importantly they look COOOOL!!!!


  • Pan CalvusPan Calvus Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭
    edited November 2017

    Bam, chariots.

    There's so much I want to explain about the role of chariots and chariot archers in the game, how the Hittite campaign cleverly nudged the player towards using chariots, my choice for this format etc, but the image contains all 600 of my characters. These sentences are not part of the submission.

  • Mr blu3stormMr blu3storm Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    Name a better trio, I'll wait:

    Name a better trio, I'll wait

    In Age of Empires 3 I love to play the Monitor combined with a hot air balloon on Amazonia or other maps with a lot of water. Once you get this beast going, no building is save anymore. Just make sure you establish your naval dominance first.

  • EmpAhmadKEmpAhmadK Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭

    @Mr blu3storm said:
    In Age of Empires 3 I love to play the Monitor combined with a hot air balloon on Amazonia or other maps with a lot of water. Once you get this beast going, no building is save anymore. Just make sure you establish your naval dominance first.

    Oooh! I used to really love the Monitor. And I also play on Amazonia using it. But usually I depend on my allies to defend my monitors cause I only have some caravels to transport my land units, and I don't usually focus on my navy.

  • Angel117Angel117 ✭Idle Villager✭
    edited November 2017

    Well my favorite unit is... yes the musketeer...He is one of the most basic units but still one of the best!!
    On the Image below we see some musketeers guarding a labor camp that works on plantations

    Here we can see our musketeers who just arrived with their mortar via a caravel into a small but yet rich island where they decided to set camp

    On my last image we can spot a very common fight of the 18th century some pirates who escaped from their prison and are currently fighting their way out through the disciplined ranks of british musketeers

    I hope you liked the post i made for my Favorite unit i tried to make it as much as possible in the theme of the units time period, thanks for your time!

  • rhrmnrhrmn USAMember, Insider ✭Knight✭
    edited November 2017

    @Angel117 said:
    Well my favorite unit is... yes the musketeer...He is one of the most basic units but still one of the best!!
    On the Image below we see some musketeers guarding a labor camp that works on plantations

    Here we can see our musketeers who just arrived with their mortar via a caravel into a small but yet rich island where they decided to set camp

    On my last image we can spot a very common fight of the 18th century some pirates who escaped from their prison and are currently fighting their way out through the disciplined ranks of british musketeers

    I hope you liked the post i made for my Favorite unit i tried to make it as much as possible in the theme of the units time period, thanks for your time!

    Who are you? We need a proper introduction for all of the new administrators, @jennywaboom and @snickerdoodle. ;)

  • TendingBridge81TendingBridge81 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    I always loved the highlander infantry, especially in combo with the Dutch. The Dutch people don't really have any musketeers at their disposal, but they do however have a lot of coin so these flying Scotsmen, trained from the tavern like true Scots, are a steal. When in combo with Dutch Nassauer infantry they cut through all and every rank. I remember hearing my father scream 'Where on earth did you get the scots, lad' after the Gaelic first flowed from my speakers while we were playing together.


  • CountySpider356CountySpider356 Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    It is SO hard to pick a favorite unit. Being of Greek descent, of course I love all the Greek Myth Units but I surprisingly chose.... the Vermilion Bird!!!!



    I love the way the birds move - light up the ground below them - have brilliant colors - and are extreme fighters. I believe their strength comes in numbers and with their attacks coming from the sky - they can move over water or mountains and annihilate almost everything... just make sure there are no arrows!

  • Stevenx110Stevenx110 ColombiaMember, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    Hello Everybody
    My favourite unit ever in Age of Empires II the Conquerors Ex is the Spanish Conqueror because he shoots pellets with his shotgun riding a horse. In my childhood “El conquistador español” was my favourite unit.

    For Age of Empires II the Forgotten my favourite units are the Kamayuk Inca and Genovese Crossbowman


  • CoolestGaiaCoolestGaia CA, U.S.A.Member ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    Mine favourite unit is Gaia from age of mythology.

    She is the the Mother Earth, born from Chaos, the great void of space. She gave birth without male intervention to Oranos (the sky) and Pontus (the sea), and took Oranos as her mate. Together they produced the Titans, and other gods and creatures. After the emasculation of Oranos, she mated with Pontus and protected Zeus prior to his overthrow of the Titans. As the goddess Mother Earth she was worshipped as the force behind all things in the world, living and inanimate. (Source: Wikia)
    In short, she is a tough lady and she kick-**** (don't forget that scene where she punches the Oranos in guts)!



  • JakubOsickaJakubOsicka Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    Kanyenke

    Kanyenke was a brave Mohawk warrior of the Iroquois and one of the main characters in Age of Empires III. He was wise and strong and he was always there for his best friend John Black, his sister Nonahkee and also even later for their son Nathaniel. He is my favorite hero of the whole Age of Empires III campaing because of his good heart and excellent skill with bow and arrows.

    I made these screenshots with scenario editor. Took quite a while - hope you will like it :smile:

  • sonictimmsonictimm Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭

    Phalanxes.
    Citizen-soldiers, who rise up to the occasion of war.
    They are the Elite Infantry of Age of Empires, and the most feared force in the actual Bronze Age.

    Since they come from the Academy, they're also pretty smart. Just look at all they can do:
    Why use Flex-Seal when your phalanxes can get in formation to protect those high-cost units?

    Got a hole in your wall?
    No problem! Call the nearest Phalanx to plug it up.

    And when you need to wreck an enemy town, the Greek Phalanx will run 30% faster and shrug off arrows for you as he wreaks havok.

    Only 60 food and 40 gold, he's a bargain!
    (Pathfinding not included, population limit applies)

  • PCS70PCS70 NLMember, Insider ✭Musketeer✭
    edited November 2017

    William Wallace.

    Of course it's not just an ordinary unit, he's my hero related to one of the best AOE versions.

    After the first AOE version the whole story line in campaigns improved with the release of AOE II. Like the developers stated in the history of AOE. They went all the way with that version regarding entertainment and edutainment. The reason it's still popular to start with and why new expansions still come out for. Modders and custom map editors love this version resulting in a still very active community.

    And here just a sample of the William Wallace Campaign on YouTube.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=34oNgb3fusk

  • DISNEYGEKDISNEYGEK Member ✭Idle Villager✭
    edited November 2017

    My favourite character is one form AOE II The Conquerors. To be more specific, the jaguar.
    You will find pictures i took below. As the jaguar is a shy creature I waited untill midnight to take the picture. To be even more sure not to startle the animal I turned off the flash off my camera. Below are a full frontal picture, a side view and also a rear view so you guys can appreciate the beauty of this animal.

  • SpringPenny4779SpringPenny4779 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    I love the ballista elephant. It is my favourite unit. They are bulky and lethal, an army of those elephants can inspire panic and fear among enemies. With the high hp of the elephant and the destructive power of the ballista, this unit has the perfect combination to raze entire empires.

    A fierce fight

    My draw

  • GengisGengis Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    I remember me, as a 10 years old boy, discovering both Age of empires II and videogames for the first time.
    I played with every civilization and spend a lot of time with the custom editor. One hero caught my attention : Gengis Khan.

    A powerful one, lots of HP, great attack, and archer. Who is this guy ? Why I never heard of him in my history lessons ? So I've done some researches.
    There was no Wikipedia back in the day (RIP Microsoft Encarta), so I read and watch lots of stuff about Gengis Khan that I could find on libraries, documentaries or anything else. There my love for military history begin. Beginning by the Mongol Empire, I was interesting afterward by Alexander The Great, the Roman Empire, Napoleon (of course as a French :) ), history of Japan, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and more and more other heroes and civilizations.
    The figurine below was a gift from a close friend on my 20 yo anniversary. I spoke probably a lot (too much ? ^^) of my passion with him.

    And the last picture, who is this little cat watching an AoE game ? It's mine of course, named... Gengis :)

  • For_SpartaFor_Sparta Member ✭Idle Villager✭


    BEHOLD! The glorious, powerful, and downright awesome TEUTONIC KNIGHT!

  • HellenicSpringHellenicSpring Member, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭
    edited November 2017

    My Favourite Unit is the Cataphract of Age of Empires II HD

    The Cataphract is very useful for fast aid defense when you are being attacked by infantry, most mounted units and especially siege units, it becomes even more powerful once you develop the unique technology that gives them trample effect that makes it very useful even if you are fighting many units at once, its capable of surviving even some of the most challenging battles if you use it correctly.

    I love using them when I attack with siege weapons, because the Cataphract being a cavalry unit, can move faster to save any flank of the army that is vulnerable, and can counter most units quite effectively, except when there are too many archers attacking them, but overall I like the special features this unit has and its representation of the Historical Mark left by the Byzantine Empire.

  • Gato191191Gato191191 Member ✭Idle Villager✭


    Choose my favorite was very difficult, so I choose one per game XD, in the original age was the priest (stealing units), in the second one was the Teutonic Knight (they kill paladins like flies), in mythology the titans :3, and in AOE III the Muskeeters.

  • Black Adder GodBlack Adder God Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    Created this for fun already in February but it fits here - The 5-Headed Beauty :smile:

    Let's appreciate the 5-headed beauty - she's rare, but all the more gorgeous when she finally joins the battlefield. Hydra in her full glory is every Greek player's wet dream <3

    This feisty gal made an appearance in the No Patch Tournament match between HerroOP and Magic

  • Elite_KamayukElite_Kamayuk Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    My favorite unit for AOE2 the Forgotten is the Elite Kamayuk, because is the only unit which has a long pike and can stop cavalry at narrow passages, like bridges.

    Elite Kamayuk

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