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  •  08-18-2012, 2:23 AM 965356
    T_O_K_O T_O_K_O is not online. Last active: 10-25-2012, 3:11 AM
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    Subject: Uhlans are useless?

    I've only played 110 games all up, and i've only played German, but i notice my Uhlans just get deciminated because every civ has a counter calvary unit in the first age... and this unit is usually cheap and they spam a lot of them... 

     Anyway, 1v1 Uhlan isn't too bad but i never use... and 3v3 they just get slaughtered...

    Feel free to post your two cents... (constructive criticism) 

  •  08-18-2012, 4:21 AM 965358 in reply to 965356
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    You're probably using them in the wrong way, in a 1v1, you should use your uhlans to raid hard and not to engage the enemy in the early colonial, trying to take the upper hand and looking forward to fortress, also if you plan to atack the enemy with uhlans you must combine them with other units, in age 2 uhlan doppel is a pretty solid combo but its hard to do it right and to take the control of the mines you need. Remember uhlans have more atack than hussars and they do scale higher with upgrades, but their low HP makes them very vulnerable, you should strike in the right moments, and with the right protection they can outperfom hussars in tasks like taking out artillery or skirmishers / archers, even raiding.

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  •  08-18-2012, 5:17 AM 965359 in reply to 965358
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    In 3v3, ulhans are simply awesome. you become the raid king. you just sit there, booming and making only ulhans, put into 2 or 3 ctrl groups and just raid raid raid.
  •  08-18-2012, 5:55 AM 965360 in reply to 965359
    LordStefanIII LordStefanIII is not online. Last active: 03/07/2014, 4:07 PM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    thats 3 vs 3 for you. Spam 1 unit. Heck you probably don't even need to control group anything, just look at ss.
  •  08-18-2012, 6:02 AM 965361 in reply to 965360
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    Nah he ctrl groups. I remember playing vs his ger, or any ger at that level was annoying. Interestingly I found port was fairly popular amongst those mid colonel/brig games. That's how I got decentish :p
  •  08-18-2012, 10:56 AM 965373 in reply to 965361
    TacticalWillie TacticalWillie is not online. Last active: 12-26-2013, 9:58 AM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?

    FC German rush with Dopps+Uhlans is unstoppable, Uhlans are OP


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  •  08-18-2012, 12:07 PM 965377 in reply to 965361
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?

    Milky__:
    Nah he ctrl groups. I remember playing vs his ger, or any ger at that level was annoying. Interestingly I found port was fairly popular amongst those mid colonel/brig games. That's how I got decentish :p

    popular or not ports are a pretty bad pick in teamgames.

    @ OP uhlans are a great unit. cheap and high damage output. just keep them away from anticav, which in age2 really isn't that hard. if pikes get close to them, retreat your uhlans and shoot the pikes with xbows (or your ally's ranged inf in 3v3). if you don't have RI with you, you indeed shouldn't be engaging you should be raiding.


  •  08-18-2012, 1:39 PM 965384 in reply to 965373
    Marpolo Marpolo is not online. Last active: 07-14-2013, 6:10 AM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    TacticalWillie:

    FC German rush with Dopps+Uhlans is unstoppable, Uhlans are OP

    Any strategy that you post instantly becomes bad, even if it was good before.

  •  08-18-2012, 1:43 PM 965385 in reply to 965384
    TacticalWillie TacticalWillie is not online. Last active: 12-26-2013, 9:58 AM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    Maropolo:
    TacticalWillie:

    FC German rush with Dopps+Uhlans is unstoppable, Uhlans are OP

    Any strategy that you post instantly becomes bad, even if it was good before.

    In that case I'm going to be posting all of Milky___ recordings


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    TacticalWillie should stop noobbashing colonels.
  •  08-18-2012, 2:44 PM 965388 in reply to 965356
    Vranak Vranak is not online. Last active: 09-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?

    1. If a game goes to the 40 minute mark without much engagement I used to have 25 Uhlans just sucking up population room, so I might just delete 15 of them

     2. I've learned to use Uhlans for raiding and I do launch exploratory attacks earlier now, so it doesn't get to that point anymore

     3. Here's a tip for using Uhlans vs. a large army with Artillery. Any decent player is going to protect their cannon with Muskets/Pikes etc when they creep into battle. So when you go to attack their cannon with Uhlans hold down shift to click a waypoint well away from their anti-cav, then (still holding shift) a point right next to their cannon. Your Uhlans should avoid the worst of the muskets and end up right next to the cannon, and start attacking under their own initiative. Meanwhile your own cannon can start picking off their infantry so they'll be distracted by that. And I'd have a couple culverins too in case their cannon is well-protected, or to hit their culverins before they hit you.

     4. Uhlans do crush light infantry so if you find a group of 10 longbowmen/crossbowmen/skirmishers with no pikes, go ahead and send at least three Uhlans to rout them.

     5. Aside from that, keep them away from battle. They are vulnerable but use their speed to get them away from danger fast. And on raids you can usually assume that after 5-15 seconds of hacking away at villagers that there will be counter-cav incoming so watch for them rather than seeing to your idle villagers.

  •  08-18-2012, 6:19 PM 965401 in reply to 965388
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    My only complaint is how pitiful uhlans are against hussars. When you calculate it out, 3 hussars can kill 6 uhlans, which is terrible cost effectivley. And uhlans life is so low they can hardly make it to the cannons before musks shoot them dead.

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  •  08-19-2012, 3:35 AM 965426 in reply to 965401
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    Uhlans are not for rushing. They're for raiding, same as Cossacks.

  •  08-19-2012, 6:46 AM 965440 in reply to 965426
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?

    Uhlans are pretty scary imo. Not really the stats but the sheer mass of Uhlans that Germans can get gives me nightmares (iirc I once saw a post of a clanmate with 40+ Uhlans at like the 11 minute mark O.o). And you don't only mass them easily in colo when you're playing team games, the uhlan fortress mass (when germany does some semi ff) scares me aswell..

    That and the fact that villies die within a matter of seconds when it comes to uhlan raids. 


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  •  08-19-2012, 8:36 AM 965455 in reply to 965440
    Unkown_Genius Unkown_Genius is not online. Last active: 04-29-2013, 2:05 PM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    Don't they also get 4 upgrade cards? Plus the speed up?

    You're a noob and you suck at supremacy.
  •  08-19-2012, 12:49 PM 965462 in reply to 965455
    Imperial Redcoat Imperial Redcoat is not online. Last active: 03-03-2013, 7:41 PM
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    Subject: Re: Uhlans are useless?
    Unkown_Genius:
    Don't they also get 4 upgrade cards? Plus the speed up?
    Yeah. They can get to 97 attack with all the upgrades, 99 with a french teammate, and around 500 hp.

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