Okay so I made this thread to see what type of tactics and units everyone uses when playing multiplayer. So ill start off: When Iím playing on multiplayer I prefer to use keep my sides strong with Full veteran French de la marines and Us Marines with range and accuracy upgrades this means i can destroy their flanks with relative ease and speed (The Range upgrades along with the reload bonus +Gun powder mastery reload bonus means I can pretty much rout there unit in about -30seconds since they usually donít have veteran units on their sides and cant reply to my fire because of range upgrades there right and left flank falls apart leaving me to envelop the centre) to back up my veterans i usually have very strong cav with them which if I havenít already used them to counter the enemyís cav or they have beaten the enemyís cav i use to charge home after the first units on the flanks have been routed this usually results in me routing there second unit across their flank if they have a third unit in the flank I will usually rout it with superior fire power. If my opponent attempts to strengthen his flanks I will immediately press home my centre attack forcing him to respond if he fails to respond and tries and overwhelm my flanks he simply ends up being outflanked and destroyed. After his flanks have been routed I simply envelop the rest of his army and smash it to pieces.
This is just one of my strategies which I normally use for more set piece battles on open maps with few hills.