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Things I learned about the science of warfare through Civilization IV

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Skallagrimson, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. raxid

    raxid Warlord

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    uhh... that's because a longbow fires accurately up to four times as far as a musket.
     
  2. EsaKo

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    And faster, too. Crossbows fired slower, but they had a very good range and were very accurate even with little training. AP should have the resolution "Crossbow non-proliferation treaty" as this happened in real life as well :lol:
     
  3. TheBladeRoden

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    By having your soldiers able to get into formation in their sleep lets them hit the enemy up to 6 times before the enemy can even move. This is the result of the hard working time mages freezing time around their enemies, letting the projectiles get right to the threshold of the time distruption as a reward for being disciplined.

    Nukes cannot destroy cities. This is because every city has a population of people who are immune to the radioactivity of the blast and can continue to get back to work the day after a nuclear strike, even in the fallout. (They are immune.)

    Stealth ships (Stealth destroyers and subs) cannot defend defenceless transports because their stealth systems are so great that they can be completely invisible to every detection system known to man. However, the captains of the ships become very lazy as a result and will not attack enemy ships that pass by.

    The Cho-Ko-Nu is able to hurt stacks of troops because the time mages once again reward them, this time for their awesome crossbow design and freeze time around the whole army, allowing the soldiers to walk through the army, placing arrows directly above the enemy.
     
  5. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    In CivV units avoid each other: supposidly to avoid Veneral Disease. (AKA ancient and less deadly HIV)
     
  6. NoPeace

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    How are we going to use naval transports in Civ V if every tile can only hold one unit?
     
  7. Jerrymander

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    Very slowly.
     
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    Their range was not too good at all, they were lucky if they even got half the length of a Longbow. The training issue was the main selling point though, in the same way that cannon fodder became the order of the day with rifles- they took very little time to learn.
     
  9. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    well, lower range then longbows, yeah, but they packed more punch for taking out armored enemies and still had a longer range than shortbows, IIRC.
     
  10. fenrus

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    You cannot use Archers or Catapults to attack ships, even though the opening movie in Civ 4 does so.
     
  11. CivIVMonger

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    ^^ Haha, I like it...

    "It is very common for 80% or more of a developed nation's funding go directly to science."
     
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  13. NoPeace

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    How will aircraft be kept in cities now if only one unit can occupy each city in Civ V?
     
  14. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    that's actually a good question, but I would like to make a public service announcement.

    This is a civ 4 thread. Kindly discuss Civilization V in the Civ5 forum :p

    ontopic: Sometimes, nations will declare war on their only friend in the world for some money. :backstab:
     
  15. NoPeace

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    In Civ IV, even if global warming occurs, the polar ice caps don't shrink.
     
  16. EsaKo

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    Their penetration power was also notable, they were much better at penetrating armored knights. Actually that's why the Pope tried to ban them.
     
  17. NoPeace

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    Horses don't die if they travel exposed through icy terrain.
     
  18. GreatLordofPie

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    (sorry, don't know the number) Only 18 nations have ever existed at any given time

    The leader of the nation is a single, person who is immortal, and remains the leader forever, even under a democracy
     
  19. wabatt

    wabatt Guess What's Back

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    tell that to [civ3]... I remember bombarding a barbarian galley with a catapult
     
  20. nadeem

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    it costs more to upgrade an elephant to a helicopter than it does to upgrade a swordsman on a horse to a helicopter
     

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