Analysis of all the unique abilities, units, features and attractions of the Franks
There are many different civilizations available in Age of Empires 4. Each of them offers unique gameplay and a number of advantages that must be used to achieve victory. If you are a newcomer to the series, then one of the best places to start is francs. They are easy to learn. Several items and bonuses are available to the French that other civilizations do not have. In general, France is a defensive faction, so many of its advantages are based on defense. This is ideal for beginners who have not fully mastered the tactics of siege warfare.
- Accelerated recruitment of locals and scouts depending on the era (+10, 15, 20 and 20%).
- Economic technologies are 30% cheaper.
- Buildings that extract resources are 25 pieces of wood cheaper.
- At the beginning of the game, trading posts are displayed on the minimap.
- Merchants can return any resource to the market.
- Melee damage technologies are researched for free.
- Trade ships return 20% more gold.
These bonuses for civilization are related to the production of resources. All indications are that you will have to spend most of your time mining resources and creating traders. You will want to use resources to fortify your defenses and protect your citizens. It is easier for the French to win by Miracle, so you should bet on its construction. This does not mean that you need to neglect the army, as you will have to defend yourself.
Military units and their bonuses
- Royal Knight: Gains a 3 second bonus after charged attack.
- Crossbowman: Deploy defensive pavises, which provide +5 defense against ranged attacks for 30 seconds.
- Galeas: Large military galley with long-range guns.
One of the French strategies that is great for defensive play is to build a fortress as soon as possible. Then you can recruit squads of archers, placing them around the fortress and thereby increasing their speed by 20%. Having a powerful squad of archers plays an important role in maintaining an organized and powerful defense. Make sure to build wooden or stone walls to prevent enemies from getting close to the archers.
The French are a civilization focused on resource extraction. So in the first era it will be much easier for you. Construct as many buildings as possible that allow you to extract resources, and use your scout to find new deposits.
Build a chamber of commerce and start creating many merchants. Keep building up resources and start blazing trade routes. This is a great time to start training your army and build defensive walls. Most likely, somewhere at this moment you are first attacked, and you need to be ready for the first attack.
At this point, you should have a resource supply chain and well-fortified walls. Now you need to build the Royal Institute in order to open all the unique technologies of the French. The philosophy of this century is to improve your units through upgrades. Also, you will want to build stone walls around the village and reinforce them with archers and stone towers.
The fourth era is the time when you need to focus on improving your army. Most likely, soon you will be attacked by a powerful enemy. Make sure you are ready to take the fight. Build an artillery college to create rifle units. Combine them with artillery and equip a perimeter defense. If you haven’t started building stone walls yet, do it quickly. Build them around villages and Wonder. After completing the preparation, start building the Wonder. Now focus on defending the Miracle and maintaining the strategic size of the army.