- BUILD #: 100.12.9476.0
- PLATFORM: Steam and Microsoft Store
- OS: Windows 10, Windows 7, Mac, and Linux
DESCRIBE THE ISSUE IN DETAIL (below). Limit to ONE issue per thread.
The Grenadier is flagged as ‘Heavy Infantry’ (or AbstractHeavyInfantry) within the game.
This is identified as a bug for 3 reasons:
- Being heavy infantry in the game implies that the unit can counter Cavalry, at least in melee. Because of this, some interactions in the game break. Such as Asian Cavalry (Naginata in this example) get a 1.5 multiplier on infantry and an additional 0.67 multiplier on heavy infantry. Since grenadiers have the heavy infantry tag, the Naginata do not get the bonus damage. This seems counter intuitive with the Grenadier’s reduced damage to cavalry units
- The other grenadier type units - Chakram and Arsonist - do not have these tags
- It gets currently gets countered by every unit type. Light Infantry (Skirmisher type units) have a bonus against it, Heavy infantry beat it in melee, Heavy/Hand Cavalry take reduced damage, Light cavalry take reduced damage, and Artillery both does bonus damage and takes reduced damage. Due to the siege Rate of Fire of 4, Grenadiers end up doing the same amount of building damage as 2 muskets per second (if adjusted for population they do the same amount of damage).
Removing this tag will allow the unit to take reduced damage from Light Infantry and take bonus damage from Asian Cavalry.
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST.
- 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)
List the DETAILED STEPS we can take to reproduce the issue… Be descriptive!
Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:
- Open the game
- Create a Grenadier
- Look at the tags
- Open protoy.xml.xmb in Data.bar
- Search for
<unit id="313" name="Grenadier>
- Look at the
- Locate the
What was supposed to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
Grenadiers having an okay matchup with Light Infantry and a bad matchup with Asian Cavalry
What actually happened (what went wrong) because of the issue you’re reporting?
Grenadiers losing to Light Infantry
Include a OneDrive or Google Drive link to a SAVE GAME or REPLAY FILE (.aoe2record) of the match where you encountered the issue.
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