Most C3C players felt sorry for the Egyptians' civ traits being towned down. That's gotta hurt. However, their UUs are dirt cheap with the stat of ADM(2.1.2) 20 shields. It is possible that one of your cities might produce the exact cost of UU in single turn as long as you mine the hills, or grassland with bonus resources. If I ever find any horses, I don't have to build archers if I start somewhere away from swamps and jungles. I usually build 10 - 20 of them ASAP to harass any AI close to my territory if necessary.