AOE2 Ethiopians Archer Rush Build Order

AOE2 Ethiopian Archer Rush Build Order
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This is the AOE2 Ethiopians Archer Rush Build Order specifically designed for the Ethiopians. This build order takes advantage of the civ bonus whereby 100 food and 100 gold is gained upon reaching the next age. This means that this build order is able to be completed with 2 less villagers than the generic archer rush. The faster up-time, along with another civ bonus of Ethiopian archers firing faster and normal archers, results in possibly the most deadly archer rush in AOE2. 

As with the usual archer rush, this strategy is countered by skirmishers however, in the early stages of the Feudal age, you may struggle to have enough food to create your own skirmishers to protect your archer. The good news is, however, that with a bit of micromanagement of your units you should be able to win fights against skirmishers or prevent the enemy from massing them up due to this build orders faster age advance time and the faster firing rate.

AOE2 Ethiopians Archer rush build order is as follows:-

Dark Age

6 vills to sheep 3 to wood (with Lumber Camp)
1 to build house then lure boar
4 berries with mill
1 to lure 2nd boar
2 more to boar/sheep
3 to wood with 2nd lumber camp
Click feudal age

Whilst Advancing

immediately move 4 villagers from sheep to wood (5 per Lumber Camp)
move 2 villagers to gold
send remaining sheep vills to straggler trees (4)
make barracks at 50% feudal

Feudal Age

6 new villagers to gold
immediately make 2 ranges and blacksmith
research double bit axe
research fletching
make 6 archers and attack
new villagers to straggler trees then farms
keep making archers
Research horse collar when you can afford to

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