Nobody talk about crop consumption of Egiptians ??? if we compare Egiptian def troops with Gaul's ... then they are weaker (only heavy horses are better than Haeduan and first infantry is better than Phalang) and the only way to be comparable is to produce more troops, which means more crop consuming.
If you want TG to lower their bonuses and just to exist and nobody to play with them... Yep keep going.
Even if they lower their waterwalk bonus to 25% people who play with multis they will play with Egiptians!
And i try to explain before... Other tribes have other bonuses!