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Paratroopers and interception

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by PawelS, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. PawelS

    PawelS Ancient Druid

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    Does anyone know if paratroopers can be intercepted by enemy fighters or AA units? I'm in the "gameplay > realism" camp, but I think it would be good for gameplay too if it's not too easy to jump behind the enemy lines, and it's counterintuitive if your paratroopers land intact when there are lots of fighters and AA guns nearby.
     
  2. drowzyus360

    drowzyus360 Chieftain

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    last demo i saw they just dropped with no plane animation so i couldnt really tell....
    i always wondered whether paratroopers would be effective as people just build tanks when the modern age is reached. I guess if you're fighting against infantry they would be pretty useful. Cant wait!
     
  3. Ranbir

    Ranbir Civ junkie

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    In Civ 2 you were unable to paradrop if fighters were near by. (ZoC)
     
  4. berni19

    berni19 Chieftain

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    I am also fun of realism as it could be...i think that in this case they should leave the paratroopers open dive route as their primary mission is surprise and to make as fuzz in enemy territory as they could. perhaps only think the creators should have done is to drop their HP to be more vulnerable to anti-air unit, not fighters..my two cents..;)
     
  5. Jonkenden

    Jonkenden Chieftain

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    The manual doesn't seem to state anything on this, but I'm guessing it's going to be like in civ 4. They being able to avoid interception at 50 % chance or something
     
  6. Wolle68

    Wolle68 Warlord

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    Page 49 of the manual:

     
  7. Shurdus

    Shurdus Am I Napoleon?

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    There should be a chance for the paratroopers to be intercepted, and it appears that this is indeed possible. However, once the opponent used up all intercepts, you can go nuts if you have any paratroopers left...
     
  8. BjoernLars

    BjoernLars Warlord

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    When you drop a paratrooper onto a strategic resource, will your opponent lose control that resource until your unit is removed the tile? If so, paratroopers will be a great unit to harass your enemy and keep their forces occupied from the front!
     
  9. Booshaka

    Booshaka Chieftain

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    As a former paratrooper that's pretty much the point, get behind the lines, and get to strategic points (we always trained alot to take airfields) and generally cause disruptions. I also like that they unit icon has the maroon beret, which is the mark of US Army paratroopers.
     
  10. Schuesseled

    Schuesseled Deity

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    it said they could be intercepted in the manual.
     
  11. Multiball

    Multiball Chieftain

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    It's also what the British parachute brigade, wears.
     
  12. Selous

    Selous King

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    also british and aussi paras ... aussi paras are "cherry red"
     
  13. PawelS

    PawelS Ancient Druid

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    Thanks, I haven't noticed it. Good news for me.
     

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