A lot of people have been complaining about the Archer Armor of Mamelukes and a lot of people have been defending that there needs to be some trash counter, so I have a middle ground.
Remove archer armor class from Mamelukes
Skirmishers (Elite/Imperial) gain +4 (+5/+6) against the Mameluke armor class (this armor class already exists).
So the change is that Skirmishers throughout the line get +1 attack bonus to Mamelukes to preserve the trash counter argument, Huskarls, Persian Knights and (strangely) Cannon Galleons do not get an attack advantage against the Mamelukes.
It is upto the devs if the Genitours get an attack bonus against Mamelukes.
This is literally a nerf, they take +4 at the moment why would you make it +5/+6??? If anything it should be reduced, if you want to buff the unit.
Huskarls, Persian Knights, and Cannon Galleons’ bonuses vs Mamelukes is completely irrelevant. Mamelukes shred Huskarls anyway and obvs same for Persian Knights. Cannon Galleons is obviously irrelevant.
As someone whose favorite unit is the Mameluke, I have to say I do not like the proposed change. As written, it is a nerf to Mameluke. I’ll be the first to admit that Mameluke is OP, but the going consensus is that they need a buff not a nerf