Fair enough. Just the way I've been playing Sitting Bull, the longbow IS the UU. I built maybe 3 dog soldiers. Not that they weren't useful, but the problem is that the longbow strategy is so exciting it precludes an early rush and makes you focus on building at the beginning. For me the best thing about it is that it provides near total barb defense with no resources required. Yes you are protective with great archers, but you don't really want to prioritize archery early if you want to pursue a feudalism slingshot or the pyramids.