Melee Infantry have a charge attack when initially attacking an enemy unit. The 20% bonus damage of Elite Army Tactics does not work on the charge’s weapon damage.
- 11 Base damage
- +3 Blacksmith damage
- 20% Elite Army Tactics bonus damage
Total damage: (11 + 3) * 1.2 = 16.8
However, for the single attack when charging, the damage is 14, so game isn’t including the Elite Army Tactics bonus damage for that attack.
Additionally, for spearman specifically, an Elite Spearman’s Spearwall attack damage is only 11, so it does not benefit from Blacksmith or the Elite Army Tactics upgrade.
This happens for all Melee Infantry (Spearman, Man-at-Arms, Palace Guards, and Landsknecht).
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