Next server I want to go for the top 10 defensive achievement and I was wondering what tribe is the best for this goal.
Everyone always scream that Gaul is the best defensive tribe, but I just had a question about it. Please READ this, because there are some specific rules for my reasoning.
Phalanx costs 235 resources to build. Gives a total of 90 defensive points. This mean it gives 0.38 defensive point/resource.
Legionair costs 225 resouces to build. Gives a total of 85 defensive points. This means it gives 0.37 defensive point/resource.
This shows that the difference is only 3% in resources.
The Phalanx has 7 speed
The Legionair has 6 speed
This means you can get the phalanx a bit faster to its goal.
I'm not taking into account the speed at which a phalanx is being build (much faster), because as a defender you can just build in multiple villages.
I'm not taking into account the horses of Gauls/Romans, because they are not as resource efficient and I think if you want to go pure defensive/resource it should just be Phalanx and Legionair.
Why do I want to compare the Roman to Gaul, because I love to play as Roman since it gives you extra building slots for fields and this means you can expand much faster if you have a high activity level. Faster expanding means, more resource income, means more resources for building defense.
EDIT: This is a nice tool to see the little differences
Legionair is not that bad as everyone says in defense and as a roman expanding is easier so production to make more troops is also better for more def points.
Please let me know your opinion is and back it up with some data or good theories