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Good places to start cities?

vengeance1000

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Alright I have to make this quick, but I have always been curious what is the best place to settle for defense? Is a hill the best or forest or what?

Thanks in advance ~~~Mr.Newbz aka Vengenace
 
Hill. Forests go bye-bye when you found a city. Rivers can add a little directional help.
 
Hills +25% Defense, Extra bonus for Archers. Rivers giver +50% when attacked across, most forget that. Most Importantly, the natural defense of the city is usually an afterthought, city resources, type, etc. should be considered.
 
Hill + river + walls + culture + archer upgrades + axemen + catapults all good defences . The best defence is a good offence !
 
Hills +25% Defense, Extra bonus for Archers. Rivers giver +50% when attacked across, most forget that. Most Importantly, the natural defense of the city is usually an afterthought, city resources, type, etc. should be considered.

Good points, but just for the record the "crossing river penalty" is 25%.
 
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