Spain FI Papal Guard

Is this strategy still viable? I never see it anymore because it seems the nerf to papal guard politician may have been too extreme. Yes, it was probably a tad bit strong when it upgraded your xbow pike to guard for free… but now I feel it’s a useless politician. I think a good middle ground would be for it to grant veteran status automatically to xbow/pikes and still make the guard upgrades cheaper, but instead of being 300w 300c, make it 400w 400c… Any thoughts?
Btw I hope Spain log gets a nerf so we can see some Spanish players using different strategies again.


Fi is very niche nowadays, hardly ever worth it anymore and very risky.