Slingers, Catapults

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Rusty, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Second Lieutenant

    Dec 26, 2011
    In a quandry here! I have Slingers and now have the ability to produce catapults. Unfortunately, I don't have room for both. Which are more effective in battle, Slingers or Catapults?

    How do you fight against Archers when you don't have any yourself?
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  2. SacredFool

    SacredFool Lieutenant

    Dec 24, 2011
    Get slingers. :)

    They are quite effective, especially against legionaries. To fight archers use Soldiers (the Iron age Spearmen) and slingers. Just remember to make good use of the defence bonus that spearmen get in bushes and forest.
  3. SpeedyD

    SpeedyD Major

    Dec 23, 2011
    I'd go with slingers too cheap and effective and in range can also take out ballistas in two swings ;)

    Slingers should be kept behind your spears for extra protection, I've often taken out enemy units easily with 3 or 4 slingers in the army, they can also two hit archers....AI archers at least once they get in range.

    Having said that you could create a couple of rock throwers and then replace their building with the slingers barracks, the rock throwers are useful in your defensive army or can be kept in your "in the city" section and used when needed.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  4. Freaker play

    Freaker play Warrant Officer

    Dec 23, 2011
    It all depends what the enemy has but slingers are better in most cases.
  5. BladeCrash

    BladeCrash Corporal

    Dec 29, 2011
    Slingers are way better cause mostly they do more damage to all units then stone throwers.
    i have 1-2 stone thrower to cripple his archers and/or ballistas when he has them, so i can concentrate my slingers on infantry and horseback.