True, but they pay an extra 10 shields for that extra attack, which being defensive units they won't use as much. So the extra attack is somewhat negated/balanced. Someone mentioned that the Hoplite would cause an early GA, so then maybe Muskateer is the best UU? maybe they could be put into 'tiers' like top tier UUs are: Hoplite, Muksateer, Ansar Warriors, Riders and Sipahi. Middle tier: Immortals, Enkidu Warriors, Berserk, Samurai, Gaelic Swrodsmen. Typically the best UUs, wouldn't care if it's a large map or small, pangea or archipelago, access to specifics resources, who your opponents are etc. Versatility should also be considered when thinking of good UUs.