Troops are the key to your success in MOW. Each troop has a different troop type. The four main types are peltast, pike, archer, and calvary. Other troop types include giant crossbow, trebuchet, and specialilty troops. These troops have four tiers: regular, elite, guard, and imperial. Each tier 1-4 is stronger than the one below it. Tier 5 troops are speciality troops with each civ making two types one calvary and one other depending on civilization. Each troop type has a specific type it works best on and function. Peltast have a boost against pikes but weaknest against calvary. Ranged soldiers have a weak defense against all troop types. Trebuchets are the best unit for tearing down towers in contested zones, they are nearly useless against troops. Scorpions are good units to carry for food (they count as 3 troops) and are very cheap and do decent against npcs so are very useful for early levelling. Speciality troops (T5's) are a civ's strongest units. China's t5's are Chu-ko-nu and Mangudai. These units will be described in more detail later
Foot soldiers are your what most people use to do all daily actions in MOW. They come in 2 varieties peltast and pikes. These troops are the most common to be used inside contested zone war attacks. Troop boosted commands with these troops can be especially effective.
|Unit Name||Hit Points||Attack||Defense||Range|
|Chinese Armed Forces (T6)||800||220||100||1-1|
|Chinese Shock Brigade (T6)||700||240||80||1-1|
|Chinese Soldier (T6)||600||230||80||1-7|
|Unit Name||HP||Attack||Defense||Attack Range|
|Chinese Ranger (T6)||850||240||100||1-1|
Arsenal or Seige Troops
Seige troops come in two varieties Giant Crossbows and Trebuchets. Trebs are used mostly to tear down towers in contested zones and centers in outposts. They are utterly useless in battles against npcs and humans. However, since they count as 3 troops they are often used to carry heroes. Giant Crossbows are decent versus npcs and since they are extremely cheap are decent for levelling heroes. They also count as three troops so are often used for carrying heroes as well.
|Chinese Cannon (T6)||800||500||60||10-12|
Speciality/ T5 troops
Each Civilization has two t5 troops: one calvary and one of another type. These t5 troops are the civs strongest and most feared troops. China's T5s are Chu-Ko-nu (chuks) and Mangudai (mangs). The Chuks attack quicker than any other troop, they are given as you level through your hero monument and are buildable after doing research lev 20 of ranges vigor, armor, and assault along with chuk refinement lev 1. They are characterized as ranged troops and are the only t5 troop with this characterization. Mangs require the same levels in melee. They are the quickest troop across the battlefield. Both these units are very effective in contested zone attacks and defenses