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Do You Mainly Use Single Or Mutiple Attack Forces?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Daily Barrage, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

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    I try to hit multiple cities at once for a quick war, so multiple stacks save me. I usually have 15 in my main and 10 in my secondaries. 3 stacks, an SoD hitting the capital, and the others going west/east or north/south of my SoD. High unit maintenance, but they get the job done.
     
  2. Daily Barrage

    Daily Barrage Chieftain

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    Thanks. Good posts y'all. :goodjob:
     
  3. jason77024

    jason77024 Warlord

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    If your shared border is long enough, one advantage to multiple stacks is that by taking more cities quickly, you can cut down considerably on the number of defenders that can be whipped/drafted/rushed. You might merge two of the surviving stacks subsequently, but taking (say) three cities in the first two turns is never a bad thing.
     
  4. Warspite2

    Warspite2 Prince

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    I do both. My last game, I had an amphibious assault group loaded with marines on transports and escorted with 4 destroyers. Then I had my ground army split in 2 so I can attack inland with them and use my amphibious force to hit the coastal cities. I planned this whole war out in several turns and just after declaration, I landed marines then started hitting them with my land based forces.
     
  5. Divaythsarmour

    Divaythsarmour Adventurer

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    You have a better chance of surviving as a single stack, i.e. if you get hit with catapults, trebuchets etc.
    But there may be situations when splitting the force would be an advantage. I guess it depends.
     
  6. The Sleepy Vike

    The Sleepy Vike Norse Agent 007

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    I generally use two armies. One is the main army, which does the bulk of the fighting and city grabbing. The second is a decoy army that runs around pillaging and diverting troops that would attack the main army.
     
  7. TheGreatSteve

    TheGreatSteve Warlord

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    I always start with one stack, to deal with the AI's swarm. After that, if I'm exploiting a new tech, I'll split and try to take as much as possible quickly. Otherwise, solid steps.
     

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