Vietnamesse… man, I wish they were better, because, to me, they’re a civ that’s full of potential. The problem with them, I guess, it’s not from a military order (pun intented), but rather from a economic order.
The bonus for their archers is not bad per se, the thing is thatevery other archer civ has also at least one eco bonus (Mayan, Britons, Ethiopians, Chinese).
The problem with them is that they are, indeed, always behind. So, how to buff them?
After think it for a while, I came with an eco bonus that could be given. Also, I though about possibile complementary ones:
I don’t know that much about Vietnamesse people of the middle ages, except that they where good farmers, and people that where connected with the earth in general. That make them learn about the nature, and their techiques
Tought about that, and how always behind they’re. And came with this idea:
Let’s give vietnamesse early eco technologies.
Mill, Lumber camp and mining camp, and TC techs available one age in advance.
It’s expensive, but at the same time, the most you invest, the most advanced you’re. It gives vietnamesse a lot of different options and strategies. You don’t need faster lumberjacks if you have double-bit axe in dark age, for example.
Also, I think they they could use a little military buff, so here are some suggestion that could get along with the idea of the eco bonus.
10% cheaper military units (except siege)
Not so sure about this one, but it’s a possibility. Could make them spam to many units though.
Armor techs in blacksmith techs available one age in advance
I like the idea of give them mometum and it goes with bothearly tech vibe and bulky soldiers (also, would favor opening scouts, so transition to elephants it’s easier)
Give them elephants in feudal age
Again, inspiring myself in the cumans, and theirs early rams. An elefant is super expensive in feudal, but it could be deadly aswell.
Chatras gives also either +1 attack to elephants or + 10 bonus againts pike line
I always feels that the nerf of the attack to the elephants was heavy for vietnamesse. They don’t get blast furnance, so thiers elefantos could get some extra attack.
So, what are your oppinions? Should they get an eco bonus plus a military one, or only one tipe of buff?