I agree that he isn’t the best Arena player but he was talking about Bengali post imp game. His game knowledge about the strengths of civs doesn’t have anything to do with gameplay skills on a particular map.
He did drop a forward castle, it just wasn’t right next to Liereyy’s walls. For the spectators who see everything, we know there were only a few skirms and feels there must have been a forward castle but Villese wouldn’t know that. From Villese point of view, there could have been anything inside Liereyy’s walls…A bunch of Arambai, lots of monks, anything that could have stopped the forward castle or he could have been a few seconds away from imp and the castle could get trebbed down from inside the walls. Had he lost doing that everyone including yourself would then call it a huge throw and say he could have played like this (the way he played currently) instead. He did the safe thing of putting castle in the mid and pushing slowly.
Its literally used in every competitive Arena game. So EVERYONE cares. Its needed to snipe trebs, prevent onager plays, kill other ranged miltary from a distance. If you don’t understand the importance of gunpowder in closed maps, and especially on Arena, there’s no point in discussing any further.
Need to be either Vikings with arbs and siege ram or an arbalest civ with bombard canons for a fast push like that. Siege elephants cost food and much harder to mass and push with when you have less eco.
How exactly can someone win without pushing while having 0 relics and opponent has 5 and there’s no timelimit as part of the settings.
Exactly what he did. He pushed after 130 vills, full upgrades on light cav and rathas with 5 trebs but the Burmese halbs, few monks and skirms wiped them out. That’s a very weak unit for the amount of upgrades it needs and hence couldn’t fight halbs-skirms. That’s the whole point that game makes.
He pushed with like 30 Rathas and some light cav and trebs. That’s the minimum amount of army needed to begin a push against a bunch of monks. If he waits for 50-60 full upgraded military and Mahayana, Liereyy expands, gets forward buildings, takes control of the outside resources.
Villese played like how he usually does, most meta-oriented play.
Everything to do with that. Any good Arena civ and it would have been a 3-2 series. Bengalis just has a bunch of options which are either weak or improbable to mass and sustain production. Its still better than civs like Huns on Arena but just an average civ.