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    Bisbjerg's Avatar Yoshihara
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    Default Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Heey guys !

    Just played a 1vs1 game against someone who played as Maratha and i Played as Britain (early age). Really good game and i really enjoyed it !
    However at the end he starts complaining about my Ghoorkas (special Forces unit) and says they are to strong.
    I like mixing them with the British strong line infantry, and they are always very useful !

    But are these units to strong in your opinion ?

    PS. this is not me flaming my opponent. He fought a good match
    Just me asking for your opinion
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    I thought they say you couldn't use special units online?

    Anyways, I think all the special forces units are a bit overpowering, that's why they're "special"

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    None of the special forces units are overpowered. 4-5 of them are underpowered and one or two are maybe, maybe "pretty" good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Life View Post
    I thought they say you couldn't use special units online?

    Anyways, I think all the special forces units are a bit overpowering, that's why they're "special"
    Yeah, well you actually can
    However i can see that its unfair to take away f.eks. Maratha's advantage (meleunits) by giving f.eks. Britain Ghoorkas.
    But they're indeed very nice
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    The title made be laugh because, well, for centuries, opponents of the tough little hillmen have been thinking the same thing ... as they got hacked to bits by kukris.

    I use my Ghoorkas in every early battle I fight, but they are not invincible and they must be deployed and employed properly. They do have a number of disadvantages - first and foremost is the fact that they are melee and second, they tend to tire quickly and third, they are very vulnerable to cavalry. But for shock attacks, or surprise attacks, they are hard to beat.
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    u are lame u cheat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo the greek View Post
    u are lame u cheat
    lol!

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    I used Ghurkas today (1 unit), but my opponent had Long Riflemen which outranged me so I think it evened out

    My opponent was cool with it too.
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    Yeah, I played several maps with ghoorkas, and they prove to be very effective. My most recent, i had them hidden in the bushes, and I sent them out to pwn and charge and wreak havoc, when my computer (laptop) fried and turned off !

    Maybe they are overpowered, as in early period, the line infantry can't get many shots, correct? (or do they have fire by rank?). But I still enjoy using them. And the HMS Victory
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    how did u added them

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jo the greek View Post
    how did u added them
    Well, as i mentioned in my first post you get them with the "Special Forces" edition, also including:
    Rogers Rangers, Ottoman Organ Gun, Burkeley's Regiment, HMS Victory and the Corso Terrestre Guerillas
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    in the game with usa i mean the lame thing that u did in multi

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jo the greek View Post
    in the game with usa i mean the lame thing that u did in multi
    I was fighting Maratha dude, not the USA. Take a look at my first post ?
    However I added "the lame things" just like any other troops you can add. As long as you have Special Edition you can add them to your army
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    This game will never have a competitive/serious multiplayer option if you allow users to gain advantages in exchange of money.

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    I really don't think Ghoorkas are overpowered , I've dealt with armies with 3-5 groups attached and it hasn't been much of an issue balance wise.

    Yeah I must say I was a little peeved about the fact that they can be used online, or at least in ranked matches. Honestly I don't care that much, I've sank the HMS Victory, killed Burkeley's Regiment and slaughtered Ghoorkas.

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PLEI View Post
    This game will never have a competitive/serious multiplayer option if you allow users to gain advantages in exchange of money.
    You do not gain an advantage with the SF edition. They are not super troops.

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arej View Post
    You do not gain an advantage with the SF edition. They are not super troops.
    You get more units to choose from, that's an advantage.

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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    I didn't knew that.

    It is even worse than I thought.

    MP means the same for everyone, if not, it's definitely ed up.

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    I indeed find it a bit weird people scream over troops anyone can have while some people get special units.
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    Default Re: Ghoorkas, too strong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PLEI View Post
    You get more units to choose from, that's an advantage.
    Yes, it is. But you can buy something else instead of them. Something else, that's just as strong.

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