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Seige?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Foraging, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Foraging

    Foraging Chieftain

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    Do you guys use artillery alot? I usually just mass-produce mace men, knights, or Calvary. I'm a noob though, mainly play on Settler. Any tips on how to effectively use seige, if I should or shouldn't?

    I will be playing on Warlord soon.
     
  2. Willem

    Willem Deity

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    You definitely need to use siege. Alot. They're probably the most valuable units you have in your military. They make a huge difference in any assault against a city, or an attacking stack. I'll make tons of them but I never seem to have enough.
     
  3. TheOgre

    TheOgre Chieftain

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    artillary, never god no.

    cannons, catas and trebs i agree with willem... theres never enough.

    edit - if you WANT artillary just trade it, not worth the research time.
     
  4. Aemilius

    Aemilius Guest from Overseas

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    Siege units are essential. Soften up cities with bombardments and then just use them in suicide attacks against defending stacks. If a war goes badly, the solution is often just to build more siege.
     
  5. IAM

    IAM Emperor

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    My stacks are based on 3 types of units.
    1- seige
    2- city defenders (for caturerd cities)
    3- medic (preferrably medic III promotion)

    Every other unit is there to defend these units. A stack of 40 units may have 15 to 20seige units. I promote them with city raider. Bombard city defenses and then suicide attack. After a dozen seige have attacked a city warriors could do the clean up and eliminate the wounded troops.
     
  6. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    Artillery is essential in the late game to take inland cities that are outside Bomber range. They also bust up enemy stacks.

    When you have time, study at the War Academy.

    Welcome to the Forums Foraging. :beer:
     
  7. Foraging

    Foraging Chieftain

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    Thanks everyone for your tips. :D
     

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