While my men were marching he casted underworld passage and attacked my camp. I froze them with GP. With the help of healing spring and advanced armory techs, my soldiers defeated the outnumbering enemies.
Skadi's TA upgrade made the infantry army less vulnerable vs counter infantry. Plus her "Winter Harvest" equals to TWO farming upgrades (WOW!).
Thor's TA/Hersir/huskarl trio can be as good as Odin's one. First of all, Forsetti improves hersir HP and thus makes favor cheaper, and healing spring is the best defensive GP. But Odin doesn't have Forsetti.
Second, cheaper and more armory techs compensate for regenerating HP and hill fort unit HP bonuses.
Finally, Thor is very fast with his dwarves in Archaic, maybe even faster than Odin in Classical advance. Pig sticker can make Thor's hunting faster (and safer vs wolves as well --watch the game).
TA: Hersir: huskarl = 5:2:3,
4~8 rams and as many frost giants as possible