- Aug 19, 2012
I haven't really done much naval combat in Civ6, but my comment was about Civ5. In Civ5 I felt taking coastal cities with naval units was ridiculously easy. The combination of large movement (generally 4-6 points) and no obstacles on ocean to block movement or sight meant that it was generally easy to move in 5-6 naval ranged units to bombard the same city which would take it down very fast, after which you'd swoop in with a naval melee unit to claim the city. The fact that the extra range promotion was only level 3 for naval units, or something like that, just emphasized this even more. A handful of extra range battleships would devastate anything quickly.Have you tried taking a city with a frigate and a crossbow inside it as well as defenses? If I was at all worried I would build an encampment next to the harbor... but I have never lost a city so the whole discussion to me is moot.