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Topic Subject: Chariots Counters?
posted 02 November 2004 05:28 EDT (US)   
What are the effective counters to the light chariots for the Romans? Or there aren't any?

The Brit light chariots are absolutely driving me nuts in MP/custom games. In a 10K game with Winter Flat Grassland, the Brits load up with Light Chariots and no matter what I buy, I just lose.

posted 02 November 2004 05:58 EDT (US)     1 / 10  
cavalry auxilia, light auxilia, flanking equites. loose formation, big lanes down the middle of units. go figure. large casualties. chariots gone.
posted 02 November 2004 17:22 EDT (US)     2 / 10  
I use onagers... Burn em while they charge.

posted 03 November 2004 11:51 EDT (US)     3 / 10  
charge with medium/heavy cavalry. And they're gone. Oh, btw, I found out that large numbers of horses (on your side, charging) scares the horses that pull the chariots. They start wandering far from the battlefield and they're no problem anymore.

[This message has been edited by eschae (edited 11-03-2004 @ 11:54 AM).]

posted 05 November 2004 21:45 EDT (US)     4 / 10  
Be defencive, lots of Archer Auxillia.
posted 07 November 2004 08:21 EDT (US)     5 / 10  
Anybody knows if wardogs can stop chariots?

If they do it should be pretty easy to kill them if they can't move.

posted 07 November 2004 20:51 EDT (US)     6 / 10  
mass charges of cavalry is the only way, if you can catch em.. infantry are cut down if not stationary.. archers or artillery should be used to reduce their number..

"Tell them in Lacedomian, passer by..
Obiedint to their laws, here we lie.."

Herodotus Histories..
"Against one million in this place,
fought 4,000 Peloppenians, Face to Face.."

Herodotus Histories..
posted 07 November 2004 21:57 EDT (US)     7 / 10  
The computer sent over two hundred chariots down the gateway, right into Spartans. That killed a whole lot of them, what with burning oil and such.

But I doubt that will ever happen in multiplayer. Like any large animal unit, spooking them is a good idea. Flaming-whatever usually helps. Has anyone tried scorpions?

posted 07 November 2004 22:29 EDT (US)     8 / 10  
Peltasts really are pretty effective against chariots.

I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed. ~George Carlin
posted 07 November 2004 22:55 EDT (US)     9 / 10  
As with elephants. Skirmishers(Peltasts, Velites etc) in loose formation with fire at will and guard mode enable and skirmish mode disabled.

The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies,
to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth,
to see those dear to them bathed in tears,
to to your bosom their wives and daughters bring.
posted 08 November 2004 14:22 EDT (US)     10 / 10  
The computer usually suicide charge his chariots on my barbarian spearman (germania basic infantry). But one chariot always manage to flank the plahanx and trample the formation..
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