Winged Hussars

Playing as Poles or Lithuanians, and for their attack bonus against Gunpowder units, can I treat them as a mounted version of condotiero?

More like a faster condo that doesn’t cost gold and do better vs archers, but takes wayy more resources to get ##### 800g) and is weak to halbs and camels.

So… how much food does it cost again to research?

600 food 800 gold for the Winged Hussar upgrade plus the blacksmith techs. They’re the answer when gold runs out or against gunpowder units
Condos are cheaper to get rolling but quite expensive unit to spam in imperial. They give you the power spike reaching imperial but still trash should be your long-term option