Mass Longbows in High Level AoE2 Game!

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  • Published: 07 October 2019
  • Longbows were one of my favorite units as a young lad, but they are rarely seen in high level AoE2! Thankfully in this game we see Longbows and the pros and cons of their use in expert 1v1s! I'm a big fan of Metal and Vinch, so this was a blast!

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Comments • 181

  • Ronan Waring
    Ronan Waring  14 hours back

    for britons to work you need like 100 longbows

    • Ivan Strydom
      Ivan Strydom  2 days back

      I love Longbows, British,my favorite civ. But you need swordman and Knights to protect your Longbows and Trebuchets. Damn man, place permanent guards in your town! Focus on defending the tiny choke points, leave 10% of your army to defend the small choke points then continue your attack. Yeah this was not civ loss, this was just weak tactics employed.

      • Blake Nix
        Blake Nix  2 days back

        Yep, good game. Lotta fun to watch.

        • majungasaurusaaaa
          majungasaurusaaaa  3 days back

          Another reason why pros don't go for niche strats is that they've spent so many hours and repetition on more mainstream ones that even though the niche strat may be the better one for that particular situation the sheer proficiency in mainstream strat will ensure that the pro will still stick to it.

          • Slickninjadude
            Slickninjadude  3 days back

            Tbh, I have seen an AI spam a little over twice as much longbow men then mbl, even then this was super fun to watch, especially when you start cheering for the underdog Vinch! LETS SEE SOME MORE!!!

            • Estarc
              Estarc  4 days back

              Good on Metal for giving us a really interesting game where we see every new player's favourite unit used at a high level!


              I really wish Britons got Thumb Ring! Spirit of the Law found that if they did it would have a huge effect on Longbowmen! Just like I wish Byzantines got Blast Furnace and Bloodlines... Why can't my favourite civs be super OP lol!

              • Maskarone
                Maskarone  4 days back

                Metal never researched hand cart :(

                • Filip Bengtsson
                  Filip Bengtsson  4 days back

                  36:06 The eagles are comming!

                  • Christopher McInerney
                    Christopher McInerney  4 days back

                    Love you T90 but you reaaally dont need to spoil the game by explaining everything that is about to happen immediately before it happens.

                    • Juan Corral
                      Juan Corral  5 days back

                      What an overall fun game to watch. I gotta admit I was rooting for Vinch the whole way through since Incas are my favorite civ, but it was nerve-wracking to see those Longbows look like they were gonna win Metal the game.

                      • NUSensei
                        NUSensei  5 days back

                        Seeing this many bows makes me happy.

                        • GreenWinny
                          GreenWinny  6 days back

                          This Game is, at some point, just like that one scene from american goods
                          https://imgur.com/gallery/LcvU4 xDD

                          • Legion
                            Legion  6 days back

                            Props to Metal for sending in a game he lost for commentary. Also well played both players. Entertaining.

                            • Roma Invictus 1988SPQR

                              wow crazy games great casting

                              • Super Star
                                Super Star  6 days back

                                Found t90 comment in Lol video https://youtu.be/K0FkOSiBpao
                                That was unexpected :D
                                Timecode 0.13

                                • Sarrafauricio -
                                  Sarrafauricio -  6 days back

                                  is this Arabia?

                                  • LucificD
                                    LucificD  6 days back

                                    Recage adds nice features but also a bunch of annoying ones, like the percentage of build completion. Why would you need that at a glance

                                    • ElPeru
                                      ElPeru  6 days back

                                      Is there anyone who wants to do a Tg in these days 4vs4 Best of 3 or 5? We are four Italian guys, we have a community of over 30 active people. We are always available. Even for some small tournament. Just chat me in private on my discord.
                                      https://discord.gg/hAj24Yf

                                      • Lucius Vorenus
                                        Lucius Vorenus  6 days back

                                        Why is the map explored?

                                        • Wysch
                                          Wysch  6 days back

                                          My favourite player vs my favourite unit. What a nice game.

                                          • Jared Johnson
                                            Jared Johnson  6 days back

                                            Yeah this was a really good game

                                            • Pritam Vaidya
                                              Pritam Vaidya  6 days back

                                              which mod you use for showing building construction presentage...

                                              • NECRONYX
                                                NECRONYX  6 days back

                                                That was greaaaaaaaat

                                                • Andrea Ippolito
                                                  Andrea Ippolito  6 days back

                                                  He lost it when he didn't push into the NE expansion where all of Vinch economy was. That's what he should've targeted after bringing down the castle...

                                                  • Matthew Drennen
                                                    Matthew Drennen  6 days back

                                                    Are you in the #YangGang?

                                                    • ericofire
                                                      ericofire  6 days back

                                                      some stone walls at home would have changed this game for metal

                                                      • Desh 282
                                                        Desh 282  6 days back

                                                        My soul is torn apart when Russian players loose

                                                        • Luis Robles
                                                          Luis Robles  6 days back

                                                          I don't know how many times I've tried to use my scout to push deer to my town center. I can't :/

                                                          • Alexander Grace
                                                            Alexander Grace  6 days back

                                                            Would love to see the whole best of 21

                                                            • ...
                                                              ...  7 days back

                                                              Metal's one of my favorites in the scene right now, same for Hoang (unironically)

                                                              • Lobo
                                                                Lobo  7 days back

                                                                I can't remember any game where Britons win

                                                                • Adam DeLange
                                                                  Adam DeLange  7 days back

                                                                  love these 2 playing

                                                                  • John Meindersee II
                                                                    John Meindersee II  7 days back

                                                                    This is exactly a basetrade

                                                                    • rickychardzz
                                                                      rickychardzz  7 days back

                                                                      I need to learn from this game, expend economy like vinch

                                                                      • אתי אמינוף
                                                                        אתי אמינוף  7 days back

                                                                        amazing game, please cast some more footage from there best of tweeny one :)

                                                                        • bluemoondiadochi
                                                                          bluemoondiadochi  7 days back

                                                                          yes, i will be like one of those comments "why didnt he???"...WHY DIDNT YOU HERMETICALLY WALL YOUR BASE???? you KNOW if it's eagles = raiding. that's what they're for. your opponent did it already 5 times.

                                                                          so WHYYYY not invest like 15 secs of your time and 100-200 stone to really, REALLY seal your economy? it would have won the game. i say this because i find it such a shame, it was such a BEAUTIFUL game and to be lost due to something as.... well, triggering - and frankly as unneeded as lack of walling.

                                                                          • Peter Lamont
                                                                            Peter Lamont  2 days back

                                                                            Because he wasn't aware of the northern base. He thought that push through the south was going to be gg. He had no clue about the northern rebuild and that the raids were coming from there until it was too late.

                                                                        • ThanTreeKull
                                                                          ThanTreeKull  7 days back

                                                                          SO glad that The birds won, vs Robin Hood. Never liked that guy.

                                                                          • Cliff Gulliver
                                                                            Cliff Gulliver  7 days back

                                                                            Cast MORE!

                                                                            • Sergio Garrido Paco
                                                                              Sergio Garrido Paco  7 days back

                                                                              Why doesn't pros research Yeomen? I personally love the tech

                                                                              • Lába Apád
                                                                                Lába Apád  7 days back

                                                                                Its quite annoying that you call players by names that is not on screen. At least call them blue and red so its easy to follow. You call one of them metal which s not to be seen on screen.

                                                                                • Thomas Buddle
                                                                                  Thomas Buddle  7 days back

                                                                                  That good of a player, at 8:55 the red guy is under so much pressure by metal that he cant attack the villager in the open right there!!
                                                                                  One sided economic battle, well done.

                                                                                  • Francois Smit
                                                                                    Francois Smit  7 days back

                                                                                    Long bows finally. My favorite unit.

                                                                                    • Ken Wojnarowski
                                                                                      Ken Wojnarowski  7 days back

                                                                                      Nice cast! That zoom feature is pretty cool.

                                                                                      • Shahezad Virani
                                                                                        Shahezad Virani  7 days back

                                                                                        love to watch your videos, keep it coming love watching it with your commentary.

                                                                                        • Red_Phosphorus
                                                                                          Red_Phosphorus  7 days back

                                                                                          Great game, but pls more Hoang!!

                                                                                          • JSeagle73
                                                                                            JSeagle73  7 days back

                                                                                            This is a great video.

                                                                                            T90, you should do the whole best of 21 match.

                                                                                            I don't think I am alone in that I watch AEO2 for the strategy part of it, as that is what is entertaining to me. Maybe your twitch followers see too many strategy like games, but I would doubt youtube guys do.

                                                                                            I became of fan of yours watching Jordan-Viper best of 21 and would like more content like that.

                                                                                            • Liviu XSA
                                                                                              Liviu XSA  7 days back

                                                                                              42:56 bon appetit mr t90!

                                                                                              • Selman Gökçe
                                                                                                Selman Gökçe  7 days back

                                                                                                If you don't even explore your base gold, it means you are fckn noob!