Information about me- I played Aoe3 DE now for quite some time and it really goes on my nerfs, that around 20% of the games, I play against Incas.
Landunits of the Incas- I never lost a game yet against Incas, but without longbows I would have lost most of the games. I dont know what was the idea behind getting Kallankas in age2 but for me, it was one of the worst ideas ever entering this game. Theres basically no chance getting the huaracas, when they destroy your buildings. 30 range in age 2 is basically impossible to beat. Normally you can easily build Cav against them, but thats also not that easy, due to the speerman they have. a five speed spearman can easily defend these huaracas against cav. Also the Junglearcher, which is also a very strong unit, can kill with poisoned arrows everything. I saw games, where 40 junglebowman, easily halflived a mahout, what is basically ok, if the poison bonus wouldn’t make also damage.
Chimu runners - What I don’t understand about Chimu runners is, that they are quite as fast as husars, what is not understandable for me. Also they can get produced in masses, due to the Kanchas.
F. eX.: I played against a friend, Inca vs Turkey and the Chimu runners in combination with junglebowman is extremly hard to beat. He tried to safe his cannons against the chimus, didnt work, even though he put the janisarrys in melee. The Junglebowman easily killed the 5 spahis without heavy casualties and then went on to kill the janisarrys. I don’t know how I won that fight, but we have equal numbers and we both were age 3 (I had much more Chimus then junglebowman).
Water - The Incas are a ok balanced nation on water, but the Chincha ship is extremly strong in comparison to european ships. The low cost makes them extremly efficient against several ships and also their fire rate is extremy strong.
Kanchas - The houses of the Incas got quite expensive(180 wood), but with your economy you can still handle to build them quite fast, because you can allow it to keep more setlers on wood. When you got all 12 kanchas up and you got the upgrade in age 2 for them, they are very efficient for the rest of the game
Towncenters - 2 Tc’s in age? around 7 Tc’s overall? In my mind the strongest thing they could have done is giving a nation a second Towncenter in age 2. The Inca economy is alrdy strong enough and with the kanchas producing food its also very easy to build masses of spearman and junglearchers, because they mostly cost food.
Macchu Picchu/Fort - What I ask myself the most, why is it possible to stack units in it?- This is a very broken mechanic for the Incas and its always so nerfsdestroying to finally kill them, because they can do it all day long.
There are also a few other buildings, which are also very strong, but -i think these were the most broken of the Incas, but there’s much more. Also the Huaracas are a very strong unit, but in lategame they just shoot to slow to be usefull.
Overall, after Japan they are for me the strongest country in this game. They have very good military and they have strong and usefull buildings, which are sometimes broken. I hope they will fix it in the novemberupdate.
If I am wrong at some points, just tell me in the comments and I’ll change it.