Difference between revisions of "Offensive Units:SWOE"
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This table shows the base statistical values for the standard offensive units. Various upgrades for these units/values are possible. You may increase speed and reduce production time via the Academy. You may upgrade the unit to a better version of the unit via captured Pantheons. Grain consumption can be reduced by the Temple of Demeter as well as inside the academy. For these reasons, the values listed here may not reflect what the game is showing you, however base values provide a valuable tool for comparing units and deciding which to use for specific purposes. Of particular note in this table is the various speeds of each unit. We see that Macedonian Calvary are very fast and thus make excellent raiding units but the Agema Horseman and Myrmidon are not too far behind them.
Roman Update - The addition of Roman units provides us with two more very fast units allowing players to opt for Infantry or Heavy Infantry units for fast raiding parties. Roman units require the use of Denarii and thus their training is throttled by the speed with which the Argentarium produces Denarii. You may opt to use Drachmas to create Denarii instantly if you chose. Looking at just basic stats, the Roman units would appear to be best for their Type, but see the comparison section for further details.
|Name||Type||Offense||Light Infantry Defense||Heavy Infantry Defense||Phalanx Defense||Cavalry Defense||Carrying Capacity||Grain Consumption||Speed||Production Time|
|Spartan Hoplite||Heavy Infantry||360||80||30||30||30||239||2||12||45|
Resource and Offense Comparisons
This table details the various costs associated with the units and provides some comparison between units based on Offense per selected statistic. It is this table that reveals some interesting facts about the various units. First, the Swordsman is the cheapest unit to make per offense point (not just in total resources). This means that the Swordsman makes for excellent fodder to test defenses or steadily wear away at heavily fortified city. Next we find that if you are going to purchase units with Diamonds (or heal them), then the Agema Horseman is your best value. Finally all units are roughly the same offense per minute, meaning that regardless of what you build, you will be building roughly the same offense strength over the same stretch of time. The one slight exception is the Hoplite which while important in the early game, will hold you back later on. In other words over 210 minutes you can produce 1 Agema Horseman or you can produce the equivalent strength of an Agema Horseman in Swordsmen. Obviously if you have the resources you can queue up units of each type and as demonstrated here if you wish to simply maximize the amount of offense you are putting out over a given period of time, you should keep the queue times on all of your buildings roughly the same.
Roman Update - Unfortunately Roman units require GP Articles for unlocking. We will update this section as soon as we have the information. Some things to note. Both Gladiator and Legionnaire are considerably slow to train even when not factoring in the required production of Denarii. Cost wise, the Gladiator appears to be cheaper even than the Swordsman. Regarding consumption, both units are best in their Types (aside from the Hero of course). Final verdict is that 1.) if you have the time and 2.) you are looking for Light or Heavy Infantry, these units are certainly worth training.
|Name||Class||Timber||Bronze||Grain||Total Resources||Diamond Cost||Offense per Diamond||Offense by Resource||Offense by Production||Offense by Consumption|
- Denotes a Denarii Unit. Denarii units are trained using the Denarii resource instead of the standard Timber, Bronze & Grain. Denarii is produced in the Argentarium exchanging 1 Timber and 1 Bronze for 1 Denarii. Base resource for Denarii units are therefore 50% Timber and 50% Bronze in amounts equal to the Denarii cost and 0 Grain. You will need to factor in the time to produce the Denarii when comparing the time to produce the units with other units.