Are Manlukes the best overall unit to counter these units? Halberdier will lose badly if out numbered by the Elephants. They can run away, and kite the elephants with ease. Where as Halberdier have to fight the War Elephants up close.
Every time I see a Saracen player on the enemy team I get a little annoyed when I am playing Khmer or Persians. I nearly can’t use any elephant units due to them.
I seen guys making the claim the Manluke is a weak unit. But from this stand point, I find the Manluke the ultimate slayer of Elephants units. Nothing more puts more fear in me in the sight of group of Manlukes meeting my costly War Elephants.