I believe the idea is to force the use of the rams. It IS still a decent bombard capable unit IIRC.It would be nice if some of these guys would play test what they did before they change things. The Arsonist was the early bombard unit before you got early siege units. Now there is a "gap" or rather the ability to assault ancient cities is pushed back further in the tech tree. When something works why does someone else want to change it? And the unit was never OP imho. I won't even bother to build them anymore if they stay like they are now. Wasted unit and xml for this unit too.