Babylonian Swordsmen

I’ve yet to understand why people who I see playing Babylonians spam long swordsmen or legions. The civ gets no bonuses that I can see to swordsmen, so why is this the case?

Well they don’t have alot of unit to work with. I hate playing bab tbh, as their unit are almost all half assed.

But Legion is fast and relatively cheap to do so it’s kinda a good start. (Moving to scythe to save gold for catapult after that i guess) Though it depend on game afterall.

Babylonians have tons of units to work with, they are just very weak against centurion civilisations. Legions are good for quick devastations, they are cheap, quickly generated, and barracks are cheap/fast to build as well.