burmese die to archers so hard man. devs think elefants with more armor solfs this but making elefant in 1v1 is rarly a good idea.
How that helps in imperial to deal with massed arbalests? in castle age at least mangonels and scorpions can be used, even Knights.Dude honestly just give Burmese Leather Archer Armor. Having +2 elite skirms is enough for them to survive the "Xbow" threat. If they are worried the arambai will become too strong then just reduce their P armor by 1 and all is good in the world
Umm you go for a full castle age play with kts skirms, and then make cavaliers/hussars if it gets to that? How do you think franks or burgundians or huns or persians or teutons or slavs deal with arbalests? They all transition into cavalry, and believe me when I say Burmese have a unit in imp which is pretty strong against arbs - Hussar with +5 attack against arbs. You have to change your strategy based on the civ matchup lol, you cant just put your hands up when you get Burmese against any arb civ and say "I am dead he has arbalest I can't win"How that helps in imperial to deal with massed arbalests? in castle age at least mangonels and scorpions can be used, even Knights.
But in Imperial, No siege Ram, No Siege Onager, No heavy Scorpion lol, trash skirmishers, having to go into a UT that requieres a castle though the cheaper price may help), and battle eles that are too expensive and too countered with halbs and monks?
Are monks good against mass xbow? That seems to be the Burmese big weakness. I wonder how much of the perception they are inadequate is simply the power of mass xbow. It always feels bad to be extremely weak against a predominant strategy because of how frequently you encounter it and how effective it can be, but that doesn't mean the issue is with you rather than with that strategy. The power of mass xbow seems like it has been one of the most commonly brought up issues with AoE2 gameplay design over the course of DE.If you think Burmese are underwhelming then you aren't making enough monks
They usually die before they get a siege workshop out, so not sure that would help much. Most players would make a mangonel before a scorpion anywayGive their siege a boost! I was thinking more attack for their mangonels, but that was recently given to Saracens (although only through an imp unique tech). So maybe their scorpions +25% attack?