So I was chilling around in vs AI today, trying to compose some new decks for treaty when playing Russia, and I quickly remembered their grenadiers, despite being royal guards, are literally never used (not that their ottoman counterparts are used more often), and are probably the worst in the game.
So from there on I spent some time thinking on how to buff them. And the only thing I could come up with is giving them the grenade launcher card by default when researching the royal guard or to simply beef up their status (like +10% additional damage from the royal guard upgrades).
The Russian cavalry archer isn’t really doing much better either, although they do have some cards that upgrade them, so they are not entirely useless, I think 1 or 2 extra or some extra speed per royal guard upgrade would help (after all, Tatars were known for their mounted raids). Or just some extra 1x modifier against artillery and cavalry.
Crossbowmen and pikemen royal guards could also use some love. Not too much though, maybe +2 range for xbows and some extra speed or HP for pikemen.
What do you think?