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Altitude Training?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Qbone, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Qbone

    Qbone Chieftain

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    I never noticed this promotion before, and one of my scouts just got it. Is it new? Have I just never noticed before? How does one obtain it? Can only scouts obtain it?
     
  2. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    Any unit can get it, as long as they pass by Mt Kilmanjaro. *Spelling* New Natuaral Wonder in BNW.
     
  3. Unthinking Pain

    Unthinking Pain Chieftain

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    It's new with BNW afaik.

    There's a new Natural Wonder that gives it to any adjacent unit. Your scout probably ran by the wonder. Any unit can get the perk afaik.
     
  4. Zilkin

    Zilkin Chieftain

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    Yeah, it's new with BNW. You get from moving your unit next to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
     
  5. Scarpa

    Scarpa Prince

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    What does it do? Haven't seen this promotion, or even that Wonder yet.
     
  6. Crashonly

    Crashonly Chieftain

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    A unit with it moves with double speed through hills.
     
  7. Highway_King

    Highway_King Chieftain

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    Double movement in hills and +10 combat strength in hills. If its nearby its great to move any unit you can afford to it for the one time training buff.
     
  8. Glieze

    Glieze Chieftain

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  9. Scarpa

    Scarpa Prince

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    Wow pretty awesome. Bummer it has to be controlled to impart the promotion though. Would be nice to just walk through a nearby CS to get the benefit. ;)
     
  10. Vidszhite

    Vidszhite Prince

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    I get it all the time without having to control it. The only advantage to controlling it is that your enemies can't use it against you.
     
  11. Scarpa

    Scarpa Prince

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    Ah ok. The wikia link posted earlier says it has to be controlled.
     
  12. chazzycat

    chazzycat Deity

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    Scouts with this promo can move 4 hexes in a turn if they are on hills. That is quite nice.
     
  13. Glieze

    Glieze Chieftain

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    Wiki post is outdated then :) No need to control it.
     
  14. Kaigen

    Kaigen Warlord

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    One game with Arabia I popped near Kilimanjaro; Camel Archers with Altitude Training are just rude.
     
  15. Draco84

    Draco84 Warlord

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    Just to clarify, it's only MILITARY units that can benefit, your workers and settlers will not unfortunately.

    I had it next to my 2nd city in the last game, was great setting that city up as my military farm and pumping out units with the double hill movement (never tried combining it with the level 3 promotion to ignore terrain). 4 move scouts are great.
     
  16. Resipsa

    Resipsa King

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    Samurai with Altitude training are really good.
     
  17. Pythakoreas

    Pythakoreas Chef Tain

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    In Scramble For Africa as Ethiopia, you will have Mt.Kilimanjaro near your 3 settlers. Get your Mehal Sefari(starts with Drill I I guess?) pass by those and protect your culture income.
     
  18. Lord Katana

    Lord Katana Warlord

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    not true.. you get the promotion once you are next to it. Had the luck of getting it three times in a row in my games. Even uncontrolled you get the promo. (another time a CS had it, and i also got the promo). Scouts/shoe-shiners with that promo rock! (total of 4 move terrain willing!)
     
  19. ezbutton

    ezbutton Warlord

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    I found this wonder and played like 200 turns and realized this was too damn strong and didn't even bother finishing the game because it wasn't even challenging. One thing to note in that game was that I was the Apache and the Incans were on my continent so hills galore made mobilizing my army ridiculous plus negating Incan UA.
     
  20. Quineloe

    Quineloe Prince

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    Every unit with altitude training is a good unit tbh :p
     

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