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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. toll_booth

    toll_booth Warlord

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    But my game says so! And Civ IV is always right!
     
  2. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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  3. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Umm... He was referring to towns that grow from cottages, not cities.
     
  4. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Professional Killjoy Moderator

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    You can grow towns from cities? Where do you get the seeds?
     
  5. happyturtle

    happyturtle Mrs GrumpyOldCivver

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    A thirteen year old can climb Mount Everest, but don't expect your most experienced scouts or explorers to manage any mountain climbing at all.
     
  6. nfw

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    Domesticated animals stays at the same spot over 6000 years, you can't take them anywhere else.
     
  7. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    The only reason there are wild horses in the American West is because the Spaniards were messing around in Worldbuilder back in the 16th century.
     
  8. J@ckRB

    J@ckRB Chieftain

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    Great people either die after discovering a tech/starting a golden age, or live forever in a city.

    You have to research animal husbandry to see horses. The reason is that there are wizards who can see over the whole planet. They check which civilization have which techs and reveal the resource accordingly. Otherwise, they are invisible.

    Wars are really orderly. Each military unit take turns to fight the unit that has the most chance of being defeated. This is odd as people want survive the war, right?
     
  9. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Professional Killjoy Moderator

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    Bombers can either bomb the city, or the army within it, but not both. It's against the Python Convention of 4000 BC.
     
  10. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Similar to a trebuchet's ability to hurt everyone in a city while aiming for one archer- but completetly missing the archers on the walls when aiming for the wall itself.
     
  11. SpiritWolf

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    Don't approach a trebuchet directly from the front. It might slap you with its arm to fight back.
     
  12. Terrance888

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    Although soldiers in the army always towered over the trees.
     
  13. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Professional Killjoy Moderator

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    It's called the "Enhanced Viewpoint" promotion. :p
     
  14. geowzrd

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    You wonder why Machine Guns weren't used on a mass scale in the Civil War as both sides had railroads.

    Muskets and Rifles can instantly reload themselves.

    If Monty is so aggressive, then why didn't he destroy Siting Bull and before Izzy came?
     
  15. mediterreania

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    Spain (Earth 18 Civs) never had more than one city, and that city was too inland to do anything.
     
  16. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    But it is a very important city. It's where the noted Western European religion of Buddhism was founded.

    ...Nothing else ever happened there, though.
     
  17. Grassland Farm

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    They toyed with the WB twice: To add gold in Inca territory. Why would the Inca be technologically backward with so much commerce?
     
  18. geowzrd

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    There are no such things as helicopters that can carry passengers, supplies and the wounded, the only type of helicopter is a gunship.

    Any unit can always live off the land, even in the desert and tundra and won't need to bring along food, water, and other supplies.

    There is no international weapons trade, just alliances and giving units as gifts.
     
  19. mediterreania

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    Not only that, but they can scavenge for ANYTHING. Medicine? Check. Fuel? Check. 155mm artillery rounds? CHECK.
     
  20. Lemon Merchant

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    Only if you're playing on a Full of Resources map. ;)
     

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