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Siege Warfare in RoM

Discussion in 'RoM Strategy & Tips' started by ruskyandrei, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ruskyandrei

    ruskyandrei Warlord

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    Hello there,

    So, i've been playing Civ4 for a while now and decided to try out some of the mods, and after trying RoM i couldn't go back ;)

    It's really great and with Aforess's AND it runs quite smoothly even with really big maps and lots of civs.

    My post is not about the tech named Siege Warfare, rather a general inquiry about how this works/has been changed in RoM.

    In my current game (Marathon, Huge, 21 Civs), it is ~200 AD and i have a stack stationed outside the capital of my enemy.
    It is size 10, has 140% def, has walls, and a few light swords, archers and spears.
    My stack is 5 catapults, 6 swords and 1 longbow + 1 xbow.

    My intention was to just whittle his huge def modifier down by bombarding with my catapults and then do some ranged bombardment to prepare the city for invasion.

    However, after 3 turns of bombarding his defense has not gone down at all ( i didn't really expect it to get to 0% in 2 turns but it's as if my 5 catapults are not even making a dent).

    Tried ranged bombarding his troops instead but it's the same (Log says "Defenses in X City have been lowered to 140%" once for each catapult)

    So how does this work ? He might have high walls, couldn't tell from looking at it they were normal or high, i dont think he has a castle but he might.

    Would him having high walls + castle render his city impervious to catapult siege damage ?
    Also how does ranged bombarding (for collateral damage) work when attacking a city ?
    Does the defense need to be taken down to 0% first before the units inside take any damage ?
    Is there any difference between using ranged bombard and actually marching my siege unit into an enemy stack/city ?
     
  2. Mithris

    Mithris Chieftain

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  3. ruskyandrei

    ruskyandrei Warlord

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    Thank you.
     

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