I do a lot of early raids with archers to harass wood lines and gold. Are Zhuge Nu’s worth using early game with Chinese or are archers still optimal?
Zhu Ge Nu is a very strong unit that deals a significant amount of damage.
It is strong against ranged and heavy units as its repeat shots would deal for example 5+5+5=15 damage whereas an archer would deal only 6 damage in one shot. The only disadvantage is slower attack speed and range, but Zhu Ge Nu’s can get closer and deal with most early units really well.
Zhuge Nu is the best DPS unit in feudal age basically. But I don’t like the delay that comes with it. Another point is that your second landmark is 7 archers worth so you should consider all that stuff.