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So what is your opinion on factions that rely on strong charge to mash their opponents?
Suebi have strange setup with their clubs and low weapon damage with some infantry bonuses, low armor and fear troops. They imo don't "function" as intended, still with their arevistas gen and frenzy troops their bonuses can stack insanely high. Good slings, good bows, solid raiding cav, strong meatshield troops and relatively cheap elite swords they have some strong points but their mainline infantry is quite fragile.
Odryisians are imo quite unreliable as well. They have excellent elite horses, like really great, even somewhat decent selection of cav/skirmish cav , good selection of skirmishers but desperately lack durable main line infantry.
Nervii seem most similar to "proper" barbarian faction. Yet, their fierce swords will mostly lose to their barbarian brethren and their special general is not as good as suebi's. I think this faction might possibly be underestimated. Once I saw it used (mean to say got defeated) by known high ranked player using these quite well.
I would put iberian factions here too. Lowish armor, frenzy and high attack or charge bonuses.
So, what is your stance on subject? Any experiences?
Just to mention that I did some tests with suebi and imo their best mid tier sword unit is bloodsworn with 1 or 2 silver chevrons. Beserkers are too much hit or miss, wolf warriors are essentially bloodsworn with frenzy, they kill much at start but later vet bloodsworn catch up on them and do better. They kill more then round shileds on same price. You can mix few fear units because of fear there too, but I'm not sure how does that thing stack...?