My background: been playing on and off since 3.0 , mainly as Gaul first, Roman second. I am not great at hammering so my style is mainly focused on anvil.
Issue: been playing Gaul on fire and sand and I have encountered a few Huns with
Speed: 16 (19 with hero)
Amazing unit, however I was trying to compare it to the classic Gaul, Theutates Thunder (TT):
I can't help but notice that the SR is and absolutely better version of the TT.
This feels like a bit of an off balance in terms of civs utilities . Yes , Gauls are suppose to be a defensive civ with "some" offensive options. Making a comparison in a similar chapter we can see the infantry offensive units of differents civs. Using : Swordman(S) , Imperian(IMP), Axeman(AX) and Khopesh Warrior(KW).
Ignoring the civs unique bonuses here , the 4 are quite balanced in terms of cost and power where the cheaper and faster to train AX is a bit weaker than the rest of them in terms of offensive , the S is only slightly better offensively but more expensive , the IMP is the better than the former but more expensive and the KW is the most expensive due to the fact that it is at the same power level as a S but can also be used as InfDef.
Going back to TT and SR, SR is way better in every aspect (as they are both used as light offensive cav units) and to top it all off it even costs less and trains faster.
I was wondering if this just me being biased with Gauls or the SR could use a slight nerf - maybe making it more expensive ( or maybe the TT could be cheaper or some other balance).
Please do keep in mind that the SR for Huns is like the maceman for the Teutons, so nerfing this unit would be a heavy hit to the Huns hammers.