================================================================== EDIT: followup questions on post #4 ================================================================== 1) RIVER DEFENSE BONUS i know that if attacking a unit from across a river, the defending unit gets a 50% defense bonus. i assume this also applies when you attack a town/city/metro. so i was curious if it has a river running across it, does it makes sense to position your troops on the same side of the city instead of across the river? or does it not matter when attacking a city? 2) FORTIFY the Civ3 complete manual doesn't state the defensive value. both "Prima official strat guide" (p. 173) and "Play the world advanced strategies Prima's official strategy guide" (p. 113) has fortify as 50% bonus. i've read forum posts here stating that the strategy guide is wrong and that fortify is instead 25%. 3) FORTRESS Civ3 complete manual states 50% both Prima guides have fortress giving 25% 4) BARRICADES Civ3 complete manual states "doubles defense bonus of fortress" both Prima guides doesn't state anything about barricades. i just found out here from list of changes for Conquest in this site that barricade increases fortress defense bonus to 100%. also, im playing the Civ 3 complete on steam which includes all (both) the expansions.