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This is a simple guide to what units are most effective at countering other units. Sometimes this is because the unit gets bonus damage (for example the Axeman does quadruple damage against enemy infantry) and sometimes it is simply because the unit's stats are suited to beating the opposing unit. (Toxotes may be weak, but their range lets them beat slow infantry units.)

...as Greeks

When attacked by: Counter with:
Hoplites, Spearmen, Ulfsarks, Hersir Toxotes, Hypaspists
Hypaspists, Axemen, Throwing Axemen Toxotes, Hippikons
Toxotes, Slingers, Chariot Archers Hippikons, Peltasts
Hippikons, Raiding Cavalry, Jarls, Camels, War Elephants Hoplites, Prodromos
Huskarls Hypaspists, Hoplites
Prodromos Hoplites, Toxotes
Peltasts Hippikons, Hoplites
Myth units Heroes
Heroes Human units


...as Egyptians

When attacked by: Counter with:
Hoplites, Spearmen, Ulfsarks Axemen, Chariot Archers
Axemen, Hypaspists, Throwing Axemen Slingers, Chariot Archers, War Elephants
Toxotes, Chariot Archers Slingers, Camels, War Elephants
Hippikons, Raiding Cavalry, Jarls, War Elephants Spearmen, Camels
Huskarls Axemen, War Elephants
Prodromos, Camels Spearmen
Peltasts, Slingers Spearmen, Camels, War Elephants
Myth units Priests, Pharaoh
Heroes Human units


...as Norse

When attacked by: Counter with:
Hoplites, Spearmen, Ulfsarks Throwing Axemen
Huskarls, Hersir Throwing Axemen, Ulfsarks
Axemen, Hypaspists Raiding Cavalry, Jarls
Throwing Axemen Raiding Cavalry, Jarls
Toxotes, Chariot Archers, Peltasts, Slingers Raiding Cavalry, Huskarls, Jarls
Hippikons, Raiding Cavalry Ulfsarks, Jarls
Jarls, War Elephants Ulfsarks
Prodromos, Camels Ulfsarks, Throwing Axemen
Myth units Hersir, Jarls
Heroes Human units