You mean as a siege civ, which is a classic thing in games like BF. Celts are even more deadly in BF, also Ethiopians with torsion engines, Turks and Bohemians with their guns and cannons, Spanish and also Saracens. All these civs do great in BF and also Mongols with their Ferrari Siege onagers with drills and Mangudai.
The Hindustanis absolutely dominate cavalry civs. Let’s say it’s a team game, the Hindustanis got full trade boom. Their imperial camels absolutely murder Paladins.
It’s good that their is hard counter civs. Infantry civs get time to shine to some degree vs the Hindustanis. Although, them Hand Cannoneers might be an issue in the late game. Italians might be helpful here with Condottiero for the Hand Cannoneers, Genoese Crossbowman for the camels.
What, you obviously want bombard cannons as Hindustanis. Slavs don’t get bombard cannons, you can snipe their siege very easily. You have also expendable Magyar Huszar, and Imperial Camels eat Boyars. HCA or 9 range Hand Cannoneers are also going to do great against infantry. It’ll be a blink-and-die type of deal if you keep HCs in tight formation and eat a SO shot, so you gotta be careful then.
Slavs have really poor defenses, a couple of bombards should take down any Detinets Castle pushes too. Magyar player also has FU Halbs in case Boyars somehow become a really big problem.
Yeah, I feel ### will be very handy to snipe siege in a closed map with chock points like BF, whereas the Magyars cavalry might get melted by slav halberdiers.
Hand cannoners + Halberdiers/Paladins and Camels + HCA should be good combos for Hindustanis/Magyars to deal with Halberdiers+Boyars.
Actually Magyars are lacking squires and the last armor. But this doesnt change much the result. Still kill in 5 hits and die in 4 hits against Boyars. And the lack of PA shouldnt impact much against scorpions.