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Topic Subject:Slingers, how many players actually use these units?
lshaul
Clubman
posted 01-13-99 07:01 PM ET (US)         
If you use slingers what do you usually use them for? Tool offense or defense. And how effective are they against the early bronze attack with chariot archers? Walling in seems to be more prevalent now then massed slingers. What would you do if your chariot archers run into 12 or so grouped slingers?


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Baal_Hadad
Inactive
posted 01-13-99 07:15 PM ET (US)     1 / 6       
Tool defense, especially against assyrian or hittite-- and maybe even very early bronze defense.

They also are useful if you scout early and see that your opponent is walling... bust the walls with slingers and then send in the CA's...

Oh, and I'd go around the slingers... but maybe the slingers could protect a part of his economy-- farmers or woodchoppers, maybe. Mostly they buy time for a better defense.

[This message has been edited by Baal_Hadad (edited 01-13-99).]

Elijeh
Clubman
posted 01-13-99 07:58 PM ET (US)     2 / 6       
Baal_haded is right, they can be used for defense untill better units come along. Basicly their obsolete in bronze. however 3 or 4 slingers take down a small wall in less than 30 seconds i believe. thats fast . Also Vs. 1 or 2 CA they can stomp'em if they attack in range.
however a good player will run their CA away. Composites rip up slingers.
Basicly use slingers as a substitute for early STs. They take down towers and walls FAST. With logistics ya can have twice as many(big deal.) but one thing in late iron if ya ever almost run outta gold, GET LOGISTICS! bein able to use double the axemen is a big deal


SimMayor
Clubman
posted 01-14-99 04:08 AM ET (US)     3 / 6       
Don't try to use the slingers before you have reseached Stone Mining, that gives them +1 attack and range.


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Thrawn
Inactive
posted 01-14-99 09:13 AM ET (US)     4 / 6       
Use them for both. Best unit for killing walls and towers until ST's roll along. Slingers are completely obsolete in the Iron age, not that much in the bronze age (well, not as much as iron). You can still use them for sentry towers (if you have enough), and in large masses, do ok against ca's. Slingers are great for bowman rush defense. Keep a few handy if you're playing a known rusher. If you see anything other than bowmen and slingers, run away. They blow against axes (for obvious reasons) and unless you have a lot, against scouts too.

If you run into a dozen slingers with CA's, depending on how many there are, either try to take them on, or use that horse in front of the chariot and RUN.


lshaul
Clubman
posted 01-14-99 04:00 PM ET (US)     5 / 6       
Thanks all for your responses. Maybe some day ES will put a slinger on a chariot or a horse.


lshaul
Clubman
posted 01-14-99 04:04 PM ET (US)     6 / 6       
Thanks all for your responses. Maybe some day ES will put a slinger on a chariot or a horse.


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