AIs not completing their moats is always a pity, but sometimes there is no real reason for this. Some AIs don't dig moat at all (e.g. Pig, Richard, Rat, ...), and some have quite few moat diggers (e.g. Sultan will only recruit 2 slaves for digging). And sometimes the castle design makes it hard to complete the moat as it gets inaccessible (e.g. gets surrounded by walls). Or if the terrain is not completely flat, some parts might be too high ground. If none of these can be the reason, than it's probably just "bad luck" or a bug you can't really affect.
If Emir does not place European archers, hmm... does he buy bows? If not, try supplying him with additional bows (as ally, send him bows, or add more fletchers to his aiv castle) and try again. Sometimes, the AI doesn't man their towers when they have relatively few soldiers of that type.
Landari File Author
Posted on 08/16/13 @ 10:39 AM
Emir does buy and produce bows and ive tried to send him some too but he just recruits the archers and doesnt place them on his towers (I don't know if its caused by making them digging his moat )