View Full Version : (NAB) Swiss Mercenary has incorrect upgrade path

Dec 07, 2003, 08:03 AM
The Swiss Mercenary is part of the following upgrade path

Spearman (bronze working) ->
Numidian Mercenary (bronze working) ->
Pikeman (feudalism) ->
Musketman (gunpowder) ->
Swiss Mercenary (feudalism) ->
Musketeer (gunpowder) -> ...

In order to have a consistent path the Swiss Mercenary should be moved before the Musketman or even the Pikeman.

This bug can be verified by inspection in the editor.

I have the UK version of the game with the 1.02 patch installed.

Dec 07, 2003, 08:24 AM
This is not a bug at all and was very much intentional There is no way that you want the Swiss Merc 'upgrading' to the musketman. It is just about the best bargain in defensive units in the game. Forcing the Dutch to give that unit up for a musketman that costs twice as much and only has one extra attack point (not that useful for a defender) would have been a much worse design error.

I argued very much for the current upgrade path. Sorry, if you don't like it, but there are good reasons why it is that way.