I don't know how to create a poll but what do most of you rely on? How would you list the units you use most often?
It occurred to me that I never ever use the infantry for anything except to absorb the cavalry charge. I also never use any artillery, except mangonels and only if they are initially given to me. My battles always revolve around the horses, be they archers or shock troops. To be honest I don't even know how to attack with infantry Teach me, oh mighty infantry commanders!
Here's my list, in order of decreasing frequency of use:
1. Horse archers/javelins
2. Missile troops -- archers/javelins/crossbows -- in this order
3. Light cavalry, if not available --> 4.
4. Heavy cavalry/General
6. Other infantry -- almost never recruit them anyway
7. Mangonels -- very rarely
I never use the "armor-piercing" shock infantry, like the Varangian Guard. Again, because I don't know how to