I have been doing the german FF lately and im always low on wood in age 3, since i age up to age 2 with 500 food and ship 3 SW. I was wondering how u could fit a TP in the build so that u could ship 700 wood in age 2. here is a rough outline of my BO: age with 17 pop first card 2SW. age with 500 food. queue up 2 villies while aging to get to 19 pop. right when i start aging put all SWs on coin. when i get age 2 i collect food and put the new villies on food till i have enough to age. I also ship 3SW in age 2 and they usually go to coin. while aging is when the strat usually differs. I usually tend to go with the skirms politician, and leave 6 SW on coin 7 villies on food and rest on wood. Would there be any way to fit in a TP with a build like this without sacrificing much economy? bc i do not want to waste a shipment on 700 gold in age 2. How could i get in a TP while still having a decent eco? also i only leave 5 SW on gold if im not planning on mercs. Age 3 my first shipment is usually jaegars or landscknecht. second ship is often 1000 wood then probably skirms or uhlans depending on the opponent.
The more costeffective army can win vs a more expensive (better unit) because they can just keep throwing them at the other player.