View Full Version : After seeing the Etheopian UU


DarkSchneider
Jul 25, 2007, 02:38 PM
It made me remember a question I've always had about gunpowder units... why don't they all get first strikes automatically vs melee units.

Do they really wait until the melee units have run up to them?

Slobadog
Jul 25, 2007, 02:57 PM
Their muskets have a shorter range than later rifles. Also the muskets are very inaccurate so they will want to fire against a bigger and thus closer target.

homan1983
Jul 25, 2007, 03:48 PM
Their first strikes against melee is represented in terms of raw power, the same way an artillery has more power than a musketman but not first strikes

Kaenash
Jul 25, 2007, 04:03 PM
It made me remember a question I've always had about gunpowder units... why don't they all get first strikes automatically vs melee units.

Do they really wait until the melee units have run up to them?

Did you ever watch that Michael Caine Movie "Zulu Dawn"?