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Gift units to City States

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by orielense, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. orielense

    orielense Chieftain

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    I have gifted two units to a City State. They both disappeared from my territory, but did not seem to appear in the CS territory. It looks like I have just wasted two units. Am I missing something?
     
  2. FeiLing

    FeiLing Deity

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    I think it takes a few turns for them to reappear at the CS... aka travel time.
    Anyway - gifting them units is pretty much a waste as it gives you a mere 2 influence points. Wow. I'd rather take the money you get from deleting a unit inside your territory.
     
  3. orielense

    orielense Chieftain

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    I understand your point. However, the CS is (i) an ally, (ii) supplies me with luxury goods that stop my Civ from becoming unhappy, (iii) under attack by another Civ with which I am friends. So, I want to stop the other Civ wiping out my allied CS without having to declare war on that Civ. I want to prop up that CS, and I'm not really concerned about the miniscule influence points.

    This kind of situation is one of the things that makes Civ5 a great game.

    Any idea how many turns it takes a gifted unit to show up?
     
  4. FeiLing

    FeiLing Deity

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    I've never done this, but somehow the number "3" comes to my mind. Totally no guarantee though.
     
  5. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    For some reason, that seems like what it should be to me too.

    I think it is three turns.
     
  6. Ookamikun

    Ookamikun Chieftain

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    Speaking of gifted units, what dictates the unique unit a military type City State will gift to you? I've gotten CNKs, Sipahi and other UUs for some odd reason.
     
  7. FeiLing

    FeiLing Deity

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    Vanilla: Totally random.
    G&Ks: Every military CS will be randomed one UU (from a civ that is not in the game) that it will always give in this game (until it is obsolete).
     
  8. Ookamikun

    Ookamikun Chieftain

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    Ahh interesting. Thanks.
     
  9. pxpdoo

    pxpdoo Ninja Burger Fry Cook

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    It is three turns.
     
  10. rev063

    rev063 Chieftain

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    Unless you move the unit in question to CS territory and use the "gift" action button, in which case the transfer is instantaneous.
     

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