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Standing Army and City Defense

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Shrews14, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Shrews14

    Shrews14 Chieftain

    Sep 21, 2009
    To begin, i understand that these are subjective questions but we are after all creatures of habit and i wonder how everyone else plays.

    What size standing army should i have in peace time?
    Now i always have a small army hanging around incase of incursions- but i seem to build an army (or Navy) and not use them and then either have to disband or promoted them when new units become available or i seem to get attacked and don't have a large enough standing army. This is pre-nationalism as the power draft of units can solve my standing army problems.

    How many units should i have defending my cities?
    Costal Cities - 4 defensive units
    Border Cities - A small standing army and 2 defensive units (depends on how aggressive my neigbours are!)
    Interior Cities - Unpromoted, no experenice hanging around for MP duty.

    Just interest to see what everyone else does or can add more to this!!
  2. Lansky

    Lansky Chieftain

    Feb 17, 2009
    Friendly neighbors or a diplomatic situation I can control - 1 unit, more if using HR.

    Angry neighbors I cannot control - Enough to hold my territory.

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