Hands down sepoy will becoming very mediocre, I tried new Shottel warrior and oromos, vs mohout, and vs sepoy/gurkha, and also against rajput.
So as an Indian player, now I dont have any decent melee unit, sepoy and rajputs are almost equivalent in melee now, and still less effective than the old sepoy. Sepoys are’nt as affective as they should be on cavs like imperial ulhan etc.
Straight melee damage drop from 45/sec to 31/sec at base stats.
I remember the sepoy Imprial uprgrade giving 60% update came just after a game my sepoys got slaughtered by imperial ulhans. The increased siege damage doesn’t seem to be very useful apart from early rush/supremacy games but then , we also have a better sieging unit : rajput…
Just did a 40 sepoy vs 40 french halb, 10 sepoys left
thats how bad the sepoy is nerfed. I dont thing anything else explains the situation.
Question being , why do I now need an extra card to achieve same stats !? is it fair ? especially when the damage is already over-nerfed.
This update will take away the major workhorse of India : Sepoy.
Especially in treaty, as they’ll die to the new units and cav, also loose the melee battles they used to win.
Siege Ele :
They got slight buff against the walls, good for pop efficient but so does other mortars also got it. I would like if siege ele got slightly better against euro mortars but its just athought.
(On a side note : Im a lil worried about japans’s, but thats bout it.)
Karni mata :
Meanwhile Karni mata boost is also gone down to 10% (Damn that was soo un-needed)
If it was so problematic, they could’ve gave an incremental increase in aura depending on the age.
something like : age2 - 10% , age3 - 12.5 , age4 - 15%(and stays the same)
Resource/unit compositions :
So now everyone’s mortars can hit unit and will damage the workers on the mills and other units around the building.
As a civ with almost average anti-cav capability, I have 2 similar options of Sepoy and Rajput. For melee Rajput costs 35w, meanwhile sepoy the ranged gold option.
How and why would one prefer India in treaty ?
Lost its only legacy famous unit sepoy, especially feels more pressurised on wood.
India is now more disadvantaged against artillery and cav civs.
Siege eles are a lil more pop efficient coz of wall change as they need lesser hits.
Export can become relevant yet its too much shipment pressure now, on already shipment dependent civ that India is. And yet still I dont see the Foreign trading company card becoming relevant anytime soon, due to still remaining in-efficiencies.