Macedonian Hoplite Rush


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Macedonian Hoplite Rush

By Centy

This strategy is designed for Pop 50 but I will indicate changes for Pop 200. Only use on Highland, Hillz or mainly land maps. Firstly, lay down 2 houses and a storage pit near the forest. Create 3 Villagers and put 4 on wood and 2 on food (for high resources build a granary straight away and build 6 Villagers instead of 3). Keep on bulding Villagers when you have the food. When you have 8+ Villagers put one on GOLD. After you create 12-15 Villagers (18-20 in Pop 200) advance to tool. You should have a Barracks, so build a Clubman and scout with him. When you hit tool, research stone wall and wall off shallows (applys only to non Hillz games). Then research Leather Armor and Battle Axe only. Now put more on gold and stone. Start thinking about farming. (In water maps, SF.) After you hit 15-21 Villagers (a little more with Pop 200) hit Bronze. You should have built an Archery Range, Market and stable. In Bronze remember gold is precious! Research armor and writing. Then build an Academy and goverment center. Build more Villagers (in Pop 50 keep the Villagers pop below 35 but in Pop 200 build as many as you can without ruining your economy.) Now you should be ready with a few Hoppers. Build a Siege Workshop and use cheap STs to back up the Hoppers. Compies and cav are also useful. Now use cav to scout first, then take out any hit-and-run units with Compies before engaging in hand-to-hand combat with Hoppers. They should decimate broadies and other cav. Finally use ST (guarded by a few Hoppers) to take out Towers for victory!