I think the Ottomans as a civ is struggling at the moment (in top play) vs civs that are good at taking map control like japan, sweden and maybe USA. It seems Ottomans are missing something in this area.
If you have a look in this video it just seems they are just struggling in being agile (their raiding units are quite costly). If the Ottomans rush fails it just seems they struggle in mid to late game with map control. Their main chance to win is to try and mass jans and push the opponent’s main base. The problem is with civs like japan and sweden they can basically take the whole map with shrines and torps, the ottoman player cannot go around slowing taking out the Shrines and Torps with their jans because the opponent can rebuild them faster than they can take them down.
Now i am not a pro player so it would be nice to hear from top players what they think however it just feels like the Ottomans need some sort of cheaper/faster new Cav unit to help the civ to be a bit more agile (jans slow, abus slow, grenadier slow and hussars costly) as i feel they are quite poor in taking and holding map control so there should be a fast unit to prevent the opponent in doing so.
What are your thoughts?