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Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Argetnyx, Apr 26, 2009.

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What unit do you fear the most?

  1. Infantry

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Legionary

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Cavalry

    16 vote(s)
    36.4%
  4. Tank

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. Modern Armor

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  6. Cossack

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  7. Panzer

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  8. War Elephant

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  9. Three-Man Chariot

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  10. Knight

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    I know this is an old one, but I want to know what the opinions are:



    What unit do you fear the most?
     
  2. Bowsling

    Bowsling Deity

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    Cossack in MP. If the human player gets some cannons out, it would take about 5 cossacks to kiss my SoD goodnight. As for SP, probably the tank. once they start running around with tanks, your big artillery stacks need more than just a few infantry to protect.
     
  3. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    I haven't said yet, but my most feared units are the War Elephant (cuz they're so dang big), and the Three-Man Chariot, because they're from the Hittites, who will attack you with no reason or mercy. The Three-Man Chariot is also big and strong, not a good sign for defending units.
     
  4. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    3-Man Chariots. My Sid game. Oh God, the memories.
     
  5. ecuwins

    ecuwins Emperor

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    No Immortals? Mounted Warriors?
     
  6. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    oops, I forgot them, I'm sorry
     
  7. Sweetchuck

    Sweetchuck King

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    It depends on the timeline.

    Later on in the game when infantry are available, legionary aren't that tough.

    But early on in the game when they get them (which is pretty early) legionary are almost impossible to deal with, as are hopelite.
     
  8. Spoonwood

    Spoonwood Grand Philosopher

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    None of the above... I fear...

    Bombers, berserks, marines (on archipelago maps... say on Sid), and *conquistadores* (for a pangea map really) most.
     
  9. Omni314

    Omni314 Prince

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    bombers, but only if i dont realise the civ has them, because I think I can just walts in and... oh where's my army gone
     
  10. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    this is supposed to be land units
     
  11. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    Ansars and Riders can be a royal pain, 3 movement at Chivalry age scares me.
     
  12. Spoonwood

    Spoonwood Grand Philosopher

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    I don't see any supposition in the original post that this was about land units.
     
  13. ville-v

    ville-v Chieftain

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    Berserkers, definetly.
     
  14. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    MWs, Immortals, Gallics and Legionaries.

    I hate facing them during REX...
     
  15. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    Yes, it sucks to have any of those as nearby neighbors.
     
  16. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    Look at the poll choices ;)
     
  17. The Professor

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    Out of the choices, I went with War Elephants. The fact that it isn't resource dependent can be a boon to the AI, which isn't so good at strategic resource grabbing in their wars. More generally, any of the knight-replacement UU's can be a pain, because they'll get their GA and build tons of them. And I agree with The Overseer, the three-move Knight replacements at that stage of the game can be deadly.
     
  18. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Cossacks (along with Sipihi) since there's not much to defend against. By the time tanks and modern armor come around, I pretty much have my railnet in place, and every tile railed. 3 Man Chariots come in at a close 2nd (they're annoying in antiquity since they can retreat, heal, and are like mobile spearmen).
     
  19. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    Of the choices given, I probably should have gone with cossacks. However, due to a minor fumbling of the fingers, I went with cavalry. However, there are units that I fear more than either of those: Riders and Gallic Swords. Riders can come along long before anyone else gets close to 3-move units and have a nasty habit of zooming in out of the fog. GS -- Same stats as Ancient Cavalry, but the Celts can build them in many cities all at once.

    I'm puzzled by this thread, though. When I hit the "vote now" button, I was sent to a different thread and when I click "view results," I get this:
    Spoiler :


    Am I the only one with this issue?
     
  20. ville-v

    ville-v Chieftain

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