I've always called it the, "Artificial Idiot."nobody said AI was smart .
If you do not have privateers it does not make any sense, I have only seen parked ships attacked in ports but never when there are regular units. It may be as simple as the galley being there on the turn that the AI declares war anyway, but since you cannot remove the galley from play it is hard to tell. I recall some issue with AI ships being surrounded by land on 3 sides, so it might be attacking when it tries to leave as well, but this is just a theory.Actually, as you can see, there is that lone swordsman that will try to capture my worker next turn. The thing is, the army of horsemen is already within range thanks to my road network.
On the plus side, war happiness from an enemy which cannot mount a realistically effective invasion.
On the downside, this diverts resources in a strained economy which I could just be using for science or for taking over the similarly-sized Iroquois next door: an AI on another continent is building Copernicus' observatory while I am just researching Monotheism.
But, back to the bug, has anybody discovered what makes this happen?
The down-and-dirty was that Soren Johnson was "parachuted into" Civ 3 midway through its development. Although not by Soren's hand (who went straight on to Civ 4) some of the issues can be discovered in Sulla's comments on the matter.in deference to the game ı have so much loved , the contraints of the time should surely force us to accept that the designers at the time did not fully mean it to be idiotic ...