I have only ever had 2 12s at one time and i was itching to get rid of the second one as soon as it was handed off to me. I learned from my VH on na24 that holding more than 1 hc can be dangerous ... this was when age2 tactics were relatively older compared to now (u took 12s then eventually went after a 14 and then thought about figuring out a 16 instead of - 1 12 and then build build build for atlantis and then take all the 16s...)
If u know battle mechanics you do NOT need as many troops in an HC as was outlined above (i believe by lord sauron) If you can set up a combination of CD with some mech inside or be able/ready to drop into full mech d then u dont need 100mil warrs (which can be wiped with relative ease) inside. It's all about how you use your troops not how many you have (for example i have seen 900k troops (total) take out 3.2 mil troops within the first month of the server...) (on age2)
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