Here we have another confirmation that Hand Cannoneers are worse at their intended role than Arbalesters.
AgeArena posted this video yesterday:
As you can see with equal number of ressources the Arbalesters win against Berserks with 32% HP left while the Anti-Infantry unit Hand Cannoneer wins only with 17% HP left even with the +10 vs infantry bonus. This is after 5 tries to even out some weird random.
I think that shows once more that a buff to the unit is deserved.
Their low HP combined with bad accuracy, lack of ballistics affecting them, slower projectile speed , higher price and very low rate of fire make them worse than Arbalesters in most situations.
My suggestion for a buff:
- +5 HP
- Affected by ballistics
- Projectile speed 7 like archers
- Rate of fire down to 3
I would also like to see + 5% accuracy but I think these changes would first need to be tested before granting them more accuracy.