Which early unit, assuming you have horses, Iron and copper available, would you pick for defending your cities. 1. Archer 2. Spearmen 3. Axemen 4. Swordsmen 5. Chariot 6. Horsearcher Personnally, I usually have spearmen in my cities. Mostly because axes can be rushed to easily by Chariots and culture defense gives them a shot at stopping swordsmen/axemen. Of course axes still make short work of them in most cases. Archers, I dont like at all.