A disclaimer first: Sorry if this has been covered hundreds of times elsewhere! I have been using artillery/cannon stacks in my last few games, mostly to bombard cities, and I'm trying to wring the maximum benefit from them. As far as I know they make an attack against their targets defense, with a cities population/improvements having a value of 12. A few questions: Does the distance the stack is from the target have any effect? Do the usual terrain/city size/fortification bonuses apply? Does being unable to 'see' the city make a difference (if 2 squares away on flat terrain)? Does anyone know the target is decided? Thanks very much to anyone who can help!