If you see the video you can see the sprint of the Ghulam
I don’t think it’s a slower version of the Huskarl, it seems more like an Eagle with high PA and 1 range similar to the Kamayuk
It will be perfect against a group of pack archers
It may do full damage to the unit in front and still damage the unit behind
It’s what I imagine from the description and from the video
i think it will have low attack and a bit of bonus damage against archers
Otherwise with the thrust effect it could be really strong against mass infantry aswell which I think isn’t intended. (It can be decent, but shouldn’t be like kamayuk which shredd mass infantry besides having already reduced base damage.)
The tech tree only states they are weak to cavalry, so I suppose the unit is left to be good vs infantry units because they have small hitboxes, while cavalry units are bigger so you can only ever hurt one at a time.
So that’s it’s no longer a “here get your castle age janissary one age too late” tech. And it’s probably a good idea to make it worse vs infantry than kamayuk is, we just can’t quite know yet whether they followed said good idea.
I don’t think the Ghulam is “good against archers” just because of Pierce Armor. We have to consider that that might be because of the fact that archers tend to clump up together really easily, and that the Ghulam is able to hit multiple units simultaneously with the spear, thus countering archers that are tightly packed in enclosed spaces.