1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Do you use special units often?

Discussion in 'Other Civ-Related Games' started by (+) Influence, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Cuatemoc

    Cuatemoc Space Marine Sargeant

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Argentina
    Yep. I use them because:
    * They are useful, both in attack and defense.
    * They can be a relevant fact of the battle.
    * They are good at mantaining positions.
    P.S: Sorry my english.
     
  2. pushka

    pushka Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Aberystwyth University
    I tend to use Patriots more than Generals, but I can use both.

    Spies annoy me to hell, but I always end up with a free one when I build the Kremlin, my favourite wonder.
     
  3. Winner372

    Winner372 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    for general, ill always have one wen im defending, entrenching and having your light infantry on stand fire is very useful. and for attacking, ill have 2 generals, one to hide and the other to create decoys to go in tanother section of there territories.

    and for spies, ill use them for defense. If i ahve no army wat so ever, ill make cheap easy spies and bribe there whole army with about 4 clicks. and if i do have an army, then ill bribe there artillery and supply wagons.

    for scouts etc, i dont use them much, ill use them a little to counter enemy informers and ill use them to destroy a wonder, but thats pretty much it.
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Comrade

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    423
    Location:
    somewhere
    I only use Spec Ops, but I rarely use them, stealth/stealing/assassinating are a bit over rated to me, I like the old fashioned ways of war, where you'd meet your enemy on the battlefield and the victor gets the right to march on his enemy's capital(or city).
     
  5. MjM

    MjM Deity

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,099
    Location:
    California
  6. Tekee

    Tekee Bahama Mama

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Pidoria
    I cannot click fast so I use neither :(
     
  7. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    21,007
    I rarely use them, but then again, I don't play RoN that much.
     
  8. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    5,079
    Explains a lot, doesn't it?

    But I still feel like my armies are completed with a general and supply wagons. Makes it feels like a real army.
    Little do I know that the generals don't work if I don't do anything.
     
  9. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    8,310
    Location:
    A Palace north of Oslo
    Spies and generals and all their special abilities add a level to the game that most people would not use to its full effectiveness outside of custom scenarios. A lot of these games have a tendency to offer more options than the average user will ever touch upon, and it's a darn shame.
     
  10. ElectroSwift

    ElectroSwift Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    I always send generals along with my army, but I say that using commandos for sniping and sabotage is always wicked, especially when they're cloaked:scan:
     
  11. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Deity

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Messages:
    16,208
    I use Patriots mainly but generals also. Both are quite useful. Scouts I use in the beginning of the game and never build them again later.

    As for spies I find them useless.
     
  12. sharonk868

    sharonk868 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1


    Hi, I am a new member of forum. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guys!!!
     
  13. evirus

    evirus Warlord

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    228
    i typically just use spies to get line of sight on the enemy cities, scouts to explore, and generals to back up the infantry line.
     
  14. moksheebs

    moksheebs Kuala Lumpur GDR

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    92
    scouts on auto...
    generals to entrench my forces...
    the spy for nothing.
     
  15. Duke of Britain

    Duke of Britain Emperor

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,600
    Special Ops, General and Millitary Patriot (depost and monarch) rule.

    but spies are annoying, because of this i modded the bribery ability off (and increased sniper ability range and made it able to kill peace units)
     

Share This Page