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Mace facts (using this attack as a working example too):
16590 Mace can be trained in the same time as 10k Axe - They also will cost 752.5k less in resources
Using the War Sim for the troops number for for 10k Axe vs 16590 Mace: Mace loose 19.3% vs 20.8% Axe...
Mace are faster to to build, quicker to attack and raid and can carry more resources too.
Apart from the small saving in wheat per hour, mace rule over Axe - a player building Mace will also have more attack power, as Mace produce more attack points per second than an Axe.