AOE-II Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has.

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Here's ones of my easy tip I used (and I will be using again, once I'll get the money a nice computer :smile: ), very handy.
I'll add it soon on my HD guide, if I retrieve my Steam password that is 11


0) You need to have a Castle and be in Imperial Age;
1) Hover your mouse onto the "Spies" icon and look at the prize of the tech;
2) Halve the displayed cost;
3) Drop the two last digits;
4) You know how many villagers your enemy has!

Example 1: If it shows "Cost: 19400 Gold", it means your opponent has 19400/2 = 9700 => 97 villagers

Example 2: If it shows "Cost: 26800 Gold", it means your opponent has 26800/2 = 13400 => 134 villagers

How is it possible?
Well it's very simple, Spies cost rely on enemy villagers solely, and you have to pay 200 gold for each enemy villager.
(Source: http://ageofempires.wikia.com/wiki/Spie ... Empires_II) )

N.B: Beyond 30000 gold, you can't have a precise figure, because the max gold cost is capped to 30000. But really it's not important, as it translates to 150 villagers plus. You can just assume he's going elephants at that point :wink:


If you didn't know that already, I hope you're pleased to learn something new about AoC intricacies!
 

Germany7Sense

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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

0) You need to have a Castle and be in Imperial Age;

LOL.
 
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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

Or, and I'm just throwing this out there, you could count your villagers and guess what they have?

Or divide the time by 25, then add starting villagers and subtract any losses you know about. if they just reached feudal age subtract 2:10 from gametime before doing that. If you're lucky enough to see their score drop when they click up that works too.
 

Czech RepublicDraCoNT

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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

xThomas said:
Or, and I'm just throwing this out there, you could count your villagers and guess what they have?

Or divide the time by 25, then add starting villagers and subtract any losses you know about. if they just reached feudal age subtract 2:10 from gametime before doing that. If you're lucky enough to see their score drop when they click up that works too.
Learning something new every day.
 

RussiaEuler_

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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

so many useful tricks in this topic, very handy indeed! please make a compilation of your tricks and sell it as a book thx
 
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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

Or, and I'm just throwing this out there, you could count your villagers and guess what they have?

Or divide the time by 25, then add starting villagers and subtract any losses you know about. if they just reached feudal age subtract 2:10 from gametime before doing that. If you're lucky enough to see their score drop when they click up that works too.
Doesn't work as soon as he'll have multiple TCs
 

Unknownpeterdastehter

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Re: Fast 1v1 trick to know how many villagers your enemy has

Why not just research spies and count the vills? Avoids having to use a calculator.
 

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Or you can kill them all and make sure that vil count is zero.
 

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