So on Arabia there are many civs that are top-tier, among those, Poles, Chinese, Aztecs. Everyone knows Khmer are top 10 or so, but personally it’s the civ I struggle BY FAR the most to beat. It seems their eco, no matter the early damage you give them, is always insane.
Khmer are the only civ that I see COMFORTABLY go, 2x gold comp, 3 stable Knights, and similar. When I play vs Khmer, it seems to me that the opponent rarely has to face trade offs like "more army or 3 TCs, or “3 TCs or Pikeman switch”.
On top of that, they have one of, if not THE best Feudal in the game, where they can practically do any build, including 17 pop Scouts, 17 pop Archers, pre-mill Drush into semi FC (for which they need no buildings and this I feel in Feudal is a huge deal because you can often get away with something like 1 Archery range, no BS Skirm defense), full Scouts. Don’t forget Khmer can always hit you with the classic MAA too! Most people will assume when facing Khmer that they are going vs some 17 pop fast build only to die to MAA and often a 21 pop is (wrongly) seen as defensive Archers/greed to Castle age build.
So here I wanted to ask: what do you think the weakness of Khmer is?
I am 1700 elo btw where people are half-decent so pls don’t give me the Youtube answer “they don’t have a Barracks so just go full Spears vs them” because Khmer can always switch to FC or drop their own Barracks if they see numerous Spears or even an Archery Range.
The biggest problem I have with Khmer is that it seems they have enough food for EVERYTHING in Castle age, Light Cav upgrade to counter my Monks, early Pike switch, Knights with good upgrades with 3 TC behind them, you name it. Sometimes I play vs what feels like a Khmer all-in Knights only to see at end of game he was on 3 TCs the whole time.
To me it doesn’t rly seem they have a weakness, they also have a turbo Imp due to farms + no buildings required, and in Imp they can always go +4 Cavalier into Hussar, or even Arbalest, hell they even have very decent Halbs to counter the stronger cav civs.
I am starting to think this civ is really not too behind Poles or Chinese in terms of the power they can unleash on Arabia.