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Topic Subject:So Whats so great about Macedonia?
NoSoup4U
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posted 11-09-98 07:57 PM ET (US)         
After reading a few strings Macedonia seems to be very popular. Now don't get me wrong, I WANT to like them but haven't found a great strat for them. So far I have tried the Compie + hoplite bronze as well as the stonie + hoplite bronze. Neither of these really have impressed me (maybe its because i like to rush fast). So for any Macedonia players out there, this is your big chance to convince everyone that Macedonia is a better newcomer than Palmyran (I don't think they will ever fit my style).

Expert opinions wanted.


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Stavesacre
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posted 11-09-98 09:05 PM ET (US)     1 / 2       
They are a good civ, but i wouldn't say they were one of the best. Personally, I like civs with good priests and the wheel tech.
However, Macedonia holds true to its Ensemble Studios discription of being a combat civ. During Bronze, I think a cav and ST combo works best. Use the cav to take out the opponents army and peons, the cheap ST can quickly turn thier town into a flaming wreckage. Even if you dont finish them off, you should have delayed them enough to iron first and go back and clean up.
In Iron, I think the Centrons are thier best weapon. They get all the regular upgrades plus they get +2 peircing armor and +2 line of sight. These guys can take out archer ele really fast w/o much damage and non-ballista towers too. Also HA are good to use to take out priests and peons. The ballistas work great in large masses, i still wouldn't send them w/o other accomping units though. The STs lose some of thier effectiveness in Iron. They don't have enineering nor are they upgradable. So, other civs' Cats can easly crush them ( other civs either have at least ST w/ engeneering or regular cats ). On top of all this, rember that all units are x4 resistant to converstion. This helps when using war ele/AE.
Overall, I recomend using a Centron, Hcav, and ballistas( or HHA)mix in Iron. Also, one other important thing to do is to get all market upgrades(sence they don't have the wheel) to keep the troops comming.


The Peon
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posted 11-10-98 06:09 PM ET (US)     2 / 2       
I play with Mac all the time, and it's not just a siege/hoplite/compy combo thats so good, it's the elephants. They make a mess of infantry and HAs/cents complete the combo


The Peon

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