Hello fellow comrades, I play online multiplayer most of the time. The format is 2v2 or 1v1 with 0 Peace Time and Normal Ressources. So this is out of the way then lets get on topic. I find it extremely easy to win with Russia in this setting. The Pikeman are stronger than any other pikeman in the game. They attack 33% faster and have only 5 less Hp than the "normal" pikemen of austria etc.. For the increased attack speed they dont lose the additional 4 armor you get through upgrades like the ottoman pikemen or the poland one but dont quote me on that one. The unit trains slower than the "normal" pikeman but the barracks of russia are dirt cheap. You can get three easily after a few minutes. After that the slower training time is meaningless, b ecause the barracks of the other nations cost 3000 gold and that is very had to get early. Turkey and algeria are an exception of course. So early game the unit is stronger than any other pikemen, only the general of russia is weaker than the other generals but that hardly matters. With full upgrades ab big russian formation of pikemen wins against any other upgraded formation by a long shot. Im speaking of only 30-40% losses, its insane. You can test my assumption in the editor. Only a small formation can win against a small russian formation, because of the stronger general but not all the time. In bigger formations however russia wins 100% of the time. So should russia be tuned down? What is your opinion ?