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    They're stats are the same. Am I right in thinking that the difference is purely cosmetic? They have the same costs also, so what advantage and disadvantage does their shields have from each other?

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    I think the round shield spearmen have worse Morale... not sure though.
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    As far as I've been able to tell, the only difference is that one has a square shield, the other has a round shield. So yeah, cosmetic. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Yes same cost and same stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CBR @ May 18 2003,07:44)]Yes same cost and same stats.

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    If a faction can buy both at the same time in Custom Battle or MP, that will prevent taxation. You could buy 4 regular and 4 round shield and not get taxed. But why would you want to...
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    Yes flavour heh

    Well I love it..more units for me and my mod. I had problems with not enough spears so I dont complain

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    People here did complain about certain factions having square shielded spearmen being unhistoric.

    Its good to see another thing where CA has listened to the coustomer
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Some units get certain bonuse for havng large shields. Could that be the difference?

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    I'm pretty sure that someone either here or over at .com mentioned that the round shields give less protection, or no protection vs missile fire.

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    The shield might look small but its classed as a large shield. So no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]If a faction can buy both at the same time in Custom Battle or MP, that will prevent taxation. You could buy 4 regular and 4 round shield and not get taxed. But why would you want to...
    I wish all factions could do this because.... if I have 2 on right and 2 on left and can double clik one to select one side its easier to control. Easier micromanagement...comprende?
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    If all factions are identical then no point in having different factions except for the colours... it would make the SP game bland... as for MP it could be a improvement if there was a free-for-all option where all players could select any unit (I would put the taxation rate hit at a earlier stage if only some select this option... a bit like hiring mercs)... just don't make that the default version of the game, have it as a version in addition to the faction vs faction games.
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    It thought the difference was that regular spearmen have the large shield bonus against arrows whereas the round shield spearmen do not. Morale seem to be as poor for both units

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    There stats are the same, so no boni for the one or the other. I think one reason to include them was that the original spearmen didn`t fit into dark age with their appearence. It has another advantage: I modded spearmen to be Early/High only to force AI factions to use higher troops. Those factions who don`t get f- and chiv-sgts can use the roundshield which is still available through all ages.

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