Too true. However, I've had maces vs. archer wars on Monarch level. It all depends on how you play the game . I'd say that Monarch is the level to really start focusing on the AI's UU and UB and their likely play style. For example, you can almost always have a war against Willem van Oranje and paralyze him without taking a single city. Just ravage his cottages. Same thing with Wang Kong. They almost always cottage spam. But on Noble/Prince, you might as well just over run him.