View Full Version : why is there settlers in this game?

Sep 04, 2008, 11:14 AM
just asking i see the likes of USSR building cities in the island of GB and Japan have a city in an island near south africa.

Sep 04, 2008, 11:34 AM
Settlers are allowed for Open Play, so that you can create cities (bases) wherever you might need them -- to secure resources, to add population, to expand borders, as a base for air attacks, as a naval base, as early-warning for better defense, etc. You can certainly question the AI's priorities in building them (e.g., why be building a settler when someone else's army is chewing up your other poorly-defended cities?), but the fact that there are settlers in Open Play adds a useful element to the gameplay.