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  •  04-22-2012, 12:21 PM 955431
    Unkown_Genius Unkown_Genius is not online. Last active: 04-29-2013, 2:05 PM
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    Subject: British Pike/Longbow

    I've been going on these forums for quite a while and I've read quite a bit of strategies on the British. Most of them comprise some variation of musk/lb or musk/hussar. But I was playing my Brit friend the other day and he came out with pikes mixed in with longbows. I've never seen this strategy before. One could argue that its easily countered by a Spanish FF(what isn't), but so few people expect it as they all anticipate:

    1. A pure musk spam

    2. A musk lb mix

    3. A musk hussar mix

    4. Or even hussar lb

    I'm no pro, but I know that the element of suprise can be huge. Is it viable at higher levels? i.e. Captain +.


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  •  04-22-2012, 3:08 PM 955445 in reply to 955431
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Musk/Huss is far better than Lbow/Pike. I play brits and use both strategies, but Musk/Huss is far better.
  •  04-22-2012, 3:45 PM 955446 in reply to 955431
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow

    I actually think Lbow Pike is the best strategy to use against Dutch and Ottoman.

    For everything else pure musk or musk huss is usually superior.

  •  04-22-2012, 6:29 PM 955450 in reply to 955446
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Musk/huss is still better against the ottos. A decent otto will go Jan/Abus, which pikes would be useless against, and they would just melee a pure lbow. Huss go around back and take the abus and you'll end up far better.

    No idea on dutch.

  •  04-22-2012, 7:29 PM 955453 in reply to 955431
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    I don't think a longbow/pike would be very effective. Perhaps longbow. But I'd rather save my wood and go with the other two, Musks/hussars. I play Dutch quite a bit, I don't think pike would be all that effective. Dutch get skirmishers from the start, so they would kill pikes off fairly easy, and hussars would tear up those longbows. Just my opinion.
  •  04-22-2012, 8:58 PM 955459 in reply to 955453
    Unkown_Genius Unkown_Genius is not online. Last active: 04-29-2013, 2:05 PM
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow

    AngryFrisian:
    I don't think a longbow/pike would be very effective. Perhaps longbow. But I'd rather save my wood and go with the other two, Musks/hussars. I play Dutch quite a bit, I don't think pike would be all that effective. Dutch get skirmishers from the start, so they would kill pikes off fairly easy, and hussars would tear up those longbows. Just my opinion.

    I was thinking the same, but you have to remember that longbows have great range and fire slightly faster than skirms. If you mix them with the pike, the opposition will have to have good micro to pick off the pike, which of course would guard against hussars. Some players don't know what micro IS.


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  •  04-23-2012, 12:30 AM 955470 in reply to 955459
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Pike lb is the hardest combo to micro (i think), because of lb animation. You aren't getting the most out of lb ROF unless they are standing still and attacking the same target. 
  •  04-24-2012, 5:43 AM 955522 in reply to 955470
    Switchbladeclock Switchbladeclock is not online. Last active: 11-15-2012, 2:00 PM
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    I guess it comes down to what the enemy is making, if you counter his cav n heavy inf the whole game, then you'll win :D however british pike suck in age 4 and 5 and you better off even using upgraded dragoons hand/pistol attack by then, but age 2-3 win for sure :D
  •  04-24-2012, 8:51 AM 955529 in reply to 955431
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Dude A musk hussar mix because while the horses are doing damage the musks will be shooting the enimie down. the lbow/pike suck because not as much heath.
  •  04-24-2012, 9:02 AM 955530 in reply to 955529
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow

    jacob hancock (balla233):
    Dude A musk hussar mix because while the horses are doing damage the musks will be shooting the enimie down. the lbow/pike suck because not as much heath.

    soak up the wizdom mehn ... dudes alwayz go with lots heath an shootin tha enimie - than defeet enimie lyk sandbox = gg no re


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  •  04-24-2012, 9:57 AM 955534 in reply to 955431
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Unkown_Genius:

    I've been going on these forums for quite a while and I've read quite a bit of strategies on the British. Most of them comprise some variation of musk/lb or musk/hussar. But I was playing my Brit friend the other day and he came out with pikes mixed in with longbows. I've never seen this strategy before. One could argue that its easily countered by a Spanish FF(what isn't), but so few people expect it as they all anticipate:

    1. A pure musk spam

    2. A musk lb mix

    3. A musk hussar mix

    4. Or even hussar lb

    I'm no pro, but I know that the element of suprise can be huge. Is it viable at higher levels? i.e. Captain +.

    is this friend me by any chance????? :P

  •  04-24-2012, 10:00 AM 955536 in reply to 955470
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Milky__:
    Pike lb is the hardest combo to micro (i think), because of lb animation. You aren't getting the most out of lb ROF unless they are standing still and attacking the same target. 
    and no i think lb pike is good combo in age 2 against spain if u boom u can easily counter spain's opness i also throw some hussar in the mix if the game goes pass 10 mins if i hit 15 mins ill age up and fight spain with musk hus goon... 
  •  04-24-2012, 4:04 PM 955591 in reply to 955536
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow

    Katsu-S~S:
    Milky__:
    Pike lb is the hardest combo to micro (i think), because of lb animation. You aren't getting the most out of lb ROF unless they are standing still and attacking the same target. 
    and no i think lb pike is good combo in age 2 against spain if u boom u can easily counter spain's opness i also throw some hussar in the mix if the game goes pass 10 mins if i hit 15 mins ill age up and fight spain with musk hus goon... 

    nope

    pure lancer > lb pike 

  •  04-24-2012, 4:25 PM 955596 in reply to 955591
    Katsu-S~S Katsu-S~S is not online. Last active: 03-18-2014, 9:50 PM
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Milky__:

    Katsu-S~S:
    Milky__:
    Pike lb is the hardest combo to micro (i think), because of lb animation. You aren't getting the most out of lb ROF unless they are standing still and attacking the same target. 
    and no i think lb pike is good combo in age 2 against spain if u boom u can easily counter spain's opness i also throw some hussar in the mix if the game goes pass 10 mins if i hit 15 mins ill age up and fight spain with musk hus goon... 

    nope

    pure lancer > lb pike 

    ahahahaha id be proud to tell u that isnt the casewith me when playins vs spain of coursue 50 lancer will own but by the time spain gets that brits are in age 4
  •  04-24-2012, 4:30 PM 955597 in reply to 955596
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    Subject: Re: British Pike/Longbow
    Katsu-S~S:
    Milky__:

    Katsu-S~S:
    Milky__:
    Pike lb is the hardest combo to micro (i think), because of lb animation. You aren't getting the most out of lb ROF unless they are standing still and attacking the same target. 
    and no i think lb pike is good combo in age 2 against spain if u boom u can easily counter spain's opness i also throw some hussar in the mix if the game goes pass 10 mins if i hit 15 mins ill age up and fight spain with musk hus goon... 

    nope

    pure lancer > lb pike 

    ahahahaha id be proud to tell u that isnt the casewith me when playins vs spain of coursue 50 lancer will own but by the time spain gets that brits are in age 4

    lol

    wanna 1v1 me and test? 

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