Hello everyone ! First I want to say, Civ5 is a great game, and BNW a nice Expantsion. While I think Deity is a bit limiting strategy wise, I love to play on Immortal where you can go for a lot of different styles and be successful but still have a nice challenge. That being said there is something bugging me. Horses could use some balancing. They dont get higher combat strength than their melee counterpart, they dont get terrain bonuses, are bad vs cities and are weak vs spears an co. On top of that they cost a strategic resource... Whenever I see horses on the map I think: "Ohh there are 4 gpt". I never think: "Cool now I can build a strong cavalry". Despite horses being the dominating and often deciding force in armies for thousends of years. The only advantage of horses is their movement which is awesome. BUT you can rarely really use it because there are always hills, jungle, forest, mountains or rivers distrupting the movement anyways... To fix horses I would do the following. 1. Remove Pike and Spearman combat bonuses. They dont make any sense in this game. We dont have a solid rock paper scissors system anyway. The only thing it does is making horses even more useless. 2. Increase their combat strength slightly. Like +1 for Horsemen, +2 for knights. Just so that they are a bit stronger. Costing a strategic resource and having all the disadvantages listed above, it seems fair to make them a little bit stronger instead of weaker than Swords and Longswords. (currently: knight 20, longsword 21 combat strength) So what do you think, do you agree ? Or do you guys think horses are fine ?