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Submarines can pick the promotion for bonus bombarding vs land units...

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Drawmeus, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Drawmeus

    Drawmeus Emperor

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    ...and can't actually bombard land units. Just thought I'd share.
     
  2. afedyuki

    afedyuki Chieftain

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    Yeah, that's pretty silly.
     
  3. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    In civ5 before g&k, embarked units were still considered as "land". Maybe you can try to pick that promotion and test it against an embarked unit to see how it's handled now...
     
  4. nefloyd

    nefloyd King

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    It's not a bonus to BOMBARDING land. It's a combat bonus *against* land units. Think about that a sec.










    It means they can have higher defense against artillery and such.
     
  5. buchengshi

    buchengshi Warlord

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    Sigh.

    A sub with promotions against land units:
    1) Gets a bonus when attacking an embarked land unit
    2) Get a defensive bonus when attacked by a ranged land unit

    Just to clear that up.
     
  6. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Emperor

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    That's not so odd. Many WWII subs, on which the Civ5 sub seems modeled, had a deck gun with a bore in the five-inch range. In the early days of WWII the Axis' doctrine was to cripple a ship with a torpedo hit and then surface to actually sink it using the deck gun.

    In 1942, the Japanese submarine I-17 actually shelled (To little effect) an ocean side oil field in California's Ventura County.
     

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