Giant Grenadier Rework
The fact that the Giant Grenadier will have 3 populations in July’s update renders this unit unusable. This unit is garbage. At the same time, the training time of this unit is very slow. The Giant Grenadiers is a unit that is only very powerful when in ensemble. Giant Grenadier needs to be rearranged instead of having 3 populations. The Giant Grenadier should be similar to the Mexicans Soldado, but not too strong, but a slightly stronger version. Giant Grenadier must be 2 population. Giant Grenadier’s ranged attack area damage should be reduced. Giant Grenadier’s ranged attack should receive negative multipliers against light infantry and cannon. If necessary, the Giant Grenadier should be removed from the deck of Swedish civilization. Thus, the Giant Grenadier ceases to be a garbage unit.
Agreed, making the unit 3 pop is the worst way to nerf it. Weve seen it before with the Landsknecht, 3 pop infantry units will just not be used.
It would be better to reduce or even remove the area effect on their attack. Because thats where the whole issue with the unit lies. It doesnt perform a grenade attack on units anyway, where does the area damage cone from?
I dont see the issue with 3 pop, they are merc version of a 2 pop unit, so
Did they nerf the stats or just leave them the same and make them 3 pop? Because if that’s what they did then that’s fine. Giant grens needed nerfed in some way anyway, so unless your one of those players that just uses them to ignore people armies and run straight for their echo I don’t see how this is so bad.
They just need it to be inaccessible to sweden. Problem solved. Giant grens itself is not too op. It is swedish giant grens are op
TBF saying that the GG is a merc-version of the grenadier is like saying that the Elmetto is a merc version of the Kanya Horseman: it’s technically true, but one is so much more versatile than the other.
The Giant Grenadier should be a Prussians civ Unique Unit or Hohenzollern Royal House unit. Giant Grenadier should also be renamed Potsdam Grenadier.
The Giant Grenadier mercenary unit should definitely be rearranged to be 2 populations.
I have asked myself the same question several times. Could someone explain it?
I didnt say it is a merc version of the grenadier. It is from Soldado: Splash ranged attack plus mortar attack
Edit: Sweden felt mostly balanced but then they had to get OP hackalpells and unneded Giant Grenadiers…
Agree, there is No reason why sweden should have access to them
Another option would be make it a regular merc shipment. Swedes can ship mams in age 4 but can’t train them. I wouldn’t even mind an infinite giant gren shipment. It’s only a problem Swedes can train them