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How to use battering ram

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Strategy & Tips' started by Eretas, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Eretas

    Eretas Chieftain

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    I'm not sure how to use the ram. Do I have to create a formation with s specific kind of unit (melee, archer, horse, or catapult)? I did not see any difference nor any bonus for the ram?.
     
  2. MIS

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    The ram is a support unit. It doesn't do damage itself, it supports other units. Without a battering ram, the walls of a city do not take full damage from an attack. With a battering ram, a non-ranged unit will do full damage to the wall.
     
  3. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    The battering ram just has to be adjacent to the target city for attacking units to get the benefit. I forget whether ranged/siege benefit from it.

    Of course, you probably want the ram to be accompanied by a combat unit so it doesn't get stepped on by an enemy unit.
     
  4. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    Also of note and to clarify

    A ram makes no difference if the city does not have walls
    If the city does have walls and you have no ram you only do 17% damage to the walls with horse and infantry
    If a ram is adjacent the walls ALL infantry or horse that attacks the city do full damage to the walls.
     
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  5. Eretas

    Eretas Chieftain

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    So if I have 1 ram and 6 infantries, they will all do full damage.
    If I have a siege tower, is it the same? I tower for all units
     
  6. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    Yes, mostly, towers bypass walls though

    This thread has most likely f my first findings and proof, worth reading from this post on
    Catapults
    Also this has some great clarifications
    City Strength
     
  7. rrhal

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    Link the battering ram to a melee unit, rush the city with 3 or 4 ground pounders, hit the city early and often until the walls are reduced to zero. Now the city can't fight back (although individual units sure can). Surround the city until it is besieged and fire away with your ranged units. You should take the city in short order.
     

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