Not really. Spears would die before they can do much due to high HA My point was that HAs can not only kill units but can be effective against cities, infact much more effective than horsemen. However HAs can kill units more effectively & they are better even against cities compared to spears. I only play singleplayer so can't comment about multi. I can imagine that u will need to think more when fighting against humans but u will still have a huge advantage early on. I'll run a test in spear Vs HA & then I'll post screenshots to prove my point.