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Topic Subject:Assy tool rush
storm
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posted 01-13-99 05:15 PM ET (US)         
Me and a few friends play over a lan quite often and one of them plays Assyrian and tool rushes every time. I realize slingers and walling can slow or even stop him sometimes but it seems im behind economically after that and he hits bronze faster and stronger....Any hints guys on stoppin a determined assy tool rush and still having a fast strong bronze..thanks


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Emowilli
Clubman
posted 01-13-99 05:42 PM ET (US)     1 / 5       
Is he archer rushing? If its just archers 3 slingers should easily take care of his tool bowmen. Thats only 150 food and 30 stone. Just don't let him kill your villagers with the archers. Run them and let the slingers make short work of his bowmen.

You could even try slinger rushing him. Make
about 24 villagers. Tool. While tooling build 2 barracks near him and as soon as you tool queue up 10 slingers. As soon as possible build a market and get stone mining.
Attack his city/villers with 10 upgraded slingers. Assyrians don't get slingers so they don't have much of a counter for that. Axemen probably won't even make it in range to hit the slingers.


Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 01-13-99 08:38 PM ET (US)     2 / 5       
Actually, 3 slingers is only 120F+30S, but other than that, right on...


Keep your stick on the ice.

apocalypse77
Clubman
posted 01-18-99 09:28 PM ET (US)     3 / 5       
Well, walling in with babylon or shang would work better because they have twice the hit points for walls. I must admit, I often assy tool rush, and I've always gotten through and killed a lot of villagers. I usually get killed by towers, but I ruin his economy. That's why I think assy tool rush is the most powerful tool rush. Good luck.


Spam
Clubman
posted 01-19-99 09:16 AM ET (US)     4 / 5       
Hm, now when we can build slingers I think Assy is perhaps the worst choice for toolrushing. As Emowili points out, slingers own toolarchers, especially with stone mining. An added advantage of slingers is that you can build two barracks in stone in your base so you can have slingers waiting for him if/when he arrives, even if you tool slightly slower than him. And those slingers are not wasted in bronze either - small raiding parties of CAs are swiftly killed by a slinger mob.

As for toolrushing, its quite obvious to me that the pure slinger rush is the most dangerous rush of them all. 10+ slingers can only be killed by an equal group of slingers in tool - and perhaps a bunch of scoutships, my standard defense with Hittite against slinger attacks. They eat through walls, towers etc very quickly and with stonemining they dish it out like bowmen.

My 2 cents.

Spam


Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 01-19-99 09:59 AM ET (US)     5 / 5       
Yes, and slingers are cheaper, too. Without mining any stone and saving 50 for stone mining upgrade, you can still crank out 10 slingers. If you are committed to the tool rush, would you rather use x stone (that you wouldn't use except for making 20 wall sections, seldom enough anyway) or 2x wood (that you are in constant need of? (at least until mid bronze)


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