I was reminiscing about one of my old favourite strategies. Back when Rise of the Rajas first released and Bog Islands was a somewhat popular map, my favourite civ was the Malay. I’d tech into Castle Age, research Thalassocracy and start the glorious Harbor rush. It was amazing. Unfortunately it only really worked on Bog Islands and is basically dead now and decided to put my opinion into the internet.
What’s your favourite long-since dead strategy you miss?
Goths performed insanely in RageForest3 and were the most feared civ in the tournament (alongwith Mongols)
They dont make Champs as the core of their army at all.
They go full Halbs, almost all the time
90% of all their units were always halbs in every game they were in with a few Huskarls sometimes.
I don’t know much about the tourney settings. What is there about it that favors that kind of play? BC historically Goths are not picked much for pro tourneys at all (I remember a couple years ago Tatoh picked them because civs got used up throughout the tournament, but he just used them to kill boars on the outer area, and sling his teammates.
Building the pre-AOE2DE towers at a faster speed than Spanishs felt cheaper than the actual autoarmored WW (Koreans are my second played civ)
Maybe after the balance patch it becomes somehow popular again. Even if they dont have extra range without UT, Koreans still have 2 bonuses for trushes (stone + villager LOS). I keep rushing sometimes in certain maps, although I feel more comfortable doing maa into archers