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Pressing B while selecting a group of cannons and soldiers

Discussion in 'Civ4Col - Bug Reports' started by vetiarvind, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. vetiarvind

    vetiarvind Chieftain

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    The key "B" maps by default to "bombard" on cannons and "build city" on settlers, so if you select an army group of soldiers\dragoons and cannons and press B near an enemy settlement your soldiers prefer to build a new town instead of the artillery bombard. :lol:

    Possible fixes - 1)prompt a dialog whether to build town. 2)Change default order of processing keyboard shortcut "B" to artillery > soldier. 3)Change keyboard shortcut of one of these.
     
  2. Commander Bello

    Commander Bello Say No 2 Net Validations

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    Although your observation may be correct, it is almost never a good idea to have a group of cannons bombard city walls.
    Reason: typically, the cannons with the (highest) promotions start the bombardment, but are also the ones which you want to use for attacking the city.
     
  3. Willi_Tell

    Willi_Tell praefectus praetorio

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    I second the Commander's statement - bombardment might be better done manually :goodjob:

    Another attempt to avoid such "silly settlements": You could do a small XML edit in GlobalDefinesAlt.xml and make it so, that a settlement cannot be founded next to another. In Vanilla - as far as I remember - "city range" is only 1 (allowing close settlements)
    If you change the value of the tag MIN_CITY_RANGE to 2, your problem is gone... :crazyeye:
     
  4. vetiarvind

    vetiarvind Chieftain

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    I usually like to bombard until the defense bonus goes down to a low threshold (preferably 0) before attacking so that's not an issue. It's unlikely I always have a doomstack where I bombard and attack in the same turn.
     
  5. vetiarvind

    vetiarvind Chieftain

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    Sounds good to me :goodjob: Although I was playing a TAC game while this happened near an Incan city. Maybe Native settlements aren't counted as "cities".
     

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