In my Siamese game, I'm on a continent with Morocco and Venice. A few hundred years ago Morocco declared war on Venice and quickly captured Venice itself. I'm playing marathon, so it takes a while to build units. Venice had puppeted Vancouver, their only remaining city. That city is right next to one of mine, so I had a ring side seat. For a long time Morocco left it alone, but then attacked during the Medieval era. Vancouver is on a hilltop on a river, initially with walls, then a castle, defended by a composite bowman. They attacked first with triremes, who quickly died. Morocco then sent in their longswordsmen with no missile support, who promptly died attacking. Then horsemen and knights, who also died. By then Vancouver's defense was almost gone, but Morocco had apparently lost all of their melee units. NOW Morocco sends in six crossbowmen. Each turn they would reduce the strength of Vancouver to zero, and the city/composite bowman would fire back. Eventually all of the crossbowman died. A few turns later, the melee units showed up. But Vancouver's defense had recovered by then, so they just died with no missile support. THEN more crossbowman arrived, and they died. Now there is an interregnum and Vancouver's defense has fully recovered. I just wonder what the experience level of the Venetian composite bowman is; I bet it has killed 20 units or more.