Going just one unit all game long? Even knights and elite huskarls don’t stand up against hordes of skirmishers!
- Game Type: Random Map
- Map: Arabia
- Players: _DauT_ + Peel vs ChiChri + Narya
- Nicks in game: CsI_Daut_ + training4wcl6 vs ArgoNaut_Chico + 36CrazyFists
- Civs: Byzantines + Franks vs Turks + Goths
You probably remember the first times you played Age of Empires 2, and when looking at the tech tree you probably thought “damn, Byzantines are the best civ because they have almost every unit”. Well, Daut showed that you only need one unit from the whole techtree and that’s the skirmisher!
The game started out with some traditional flushing, Chichri going scouts and archers while Daut went all out on skirmishers. And after winning the first battle, where he surprisingly beat all scouts, Chrichi was in trouble already. He planned to go on archers and skirmishers but that’s a lost game against Byzantines. But Daut stayed a bit on defense and didn’t push Chichri too much, who could go to the castle age alongside all other players. Daut wasn’t in the castle age yet though because he kept making huge amounts of skirmishers. But once he had a full army of them he castled anyways. Braced for the first set of knights. Knights tear skirmishers apart without doubt, but they can’t tear 50 of them apart without an effort! The game went on and the unevitable happened, two little groups of armored knights going to Daut’s skirmishers and leaving a bloodshed behind. Daut doubted on adding spears for a moment but luckily he didn’t, or this article wouldn’t exist. He kept making skirmishers and eventually beat back the knights. The game then quickly went to the imperial age and Narya now had elite huskarls ready. Peel had throwing axemen geared up though but despite that Narya could sneak some to Daut’s army. Which led to the incredible situation of huskarls losing to skirmishers. Daut filled his population up to 200 with probably half of it being skirmishers. At this point Chichri had a bunch of buildings up and Daut started to blend in some siege rams too. Using skirmishers to tackle down bombard towers and castles would’ve been too badass anyways. In the meanwhile Peel was beating back Narya and with tons of axes being hurled at the helpless Gothic infantry, the team was forced to resign.