Hi everyone, I’d like to hear your opinion on how to counter Turks as Byzantines on Arena.
I just played a game (300pop) and I struggled a lot, I wanted to know if there’s anything I can do better to struggle less at least
Turk was pocket, his flank was Aztec, I was Byzantine (picked random civ) pocket, my flank was Burmese.
Turk went fast imperial.
Me and my flank tried to wipe out the Aztec as soon as we hit imperial, I went cataphracts and he went Elephants, not elite I think at first.
We almost wiped out the Aztec before the Turk came in with huge number of jans and hussars. I made eskirms+halbs to use that cheap bonus mixing some onager in, but without siege engineers and against bombard cannons with 14 range I failed miserably, halbs were near useless: too close to my skirms and well placed bombard/onager shot (from surviving aztec) could wipe them all, too far away and skirms were picked easily by hussars. Meanwhile the Aztec did only pikes and rams with occasional Eagles and onager.
eskirms didn’t work even massed (50+), byz hussars were destroyed by anything (pikes, turk hussar, jans).
At one point I thought of making arbs, but against hussar spam? Maybe cavalry archers? Cavaliers? Maybe I should have gone Paladins since the start, forgetting Cataphracts?
In the end we just held the line while the other pocket (persians) crushed the enemy pocket (britons) and won, but it was a bitter victory.