I was asking in a general sense. The whole "does it require a resource or not" logic is FAR too complex...it doesn't need to be that 'mechanical'. Historically, it makes no sense whatsoever. Just because mounted infantry have existed does not mean that pikemen should upgrade to lancers instead doing what they ACTUALLY did....evolve into musketmen. To be honest, and this is not your fault, but I'm sick of arguing it. I, and others, have made well reasoned arguments based on a sound understanding of history and a reasonable consideration of gameplay values. I'm beginning to feel that people are arguing more because they cannot abide anything contrary being said about GAK, rather than because they feel that pikemen should upgrade to a completely unrelated unit. Pikemen > Lancers is blatantly absurd. I still cannot fathom how people have managed to work up any sort of argument in favour of it, however tenuous.