Unit ideas

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by thegingerninja, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. thegingerninja

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    I was looking through other threads and suddenly i thought Flamethrowers. An infantry unit that uses 1 oil and is great against infantry but rubbish against armor. And maybe rubbish against bombardments (weak against the actual bombardments, not the bombardment unit which it could destroy easily):p
     
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    Flamethrower equipped infantry were never especially prevalent, even at the height of their use.

    It's really difficult to make such specialized land units like flamethrowers be useful without being gamebreaking. A similar argument can be made for snipers, which have been around for far longer than flamethrowers. How can you make a Sniper unit that fills a unique and worthwhile battlefield role without making them overpowered?
     
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    Glassmage The Desert Flame

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    England Longbowman with +1 range or Rocket Artillery with +1 range.
     
  4. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Flamethrowers are already in game./ [No seriously check those Dromons out]
     
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    I also thought about snipers. Again, maybe a unit that is powerful against infantry and rubbish against armor. The sniper could have really low melee strength and 2/3 range. The flamethrower could have good melee strength and could be melee or ranged. Haven't decided yet. Could be 1 tile range like gatling/machine guns but it would be way more realistic!:)
     
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    For an upgrade for machine guns you could have a sort of ranged mech infantry. A sort of fast moving/mobile machine gun. Or a light tank:crazyeye:
     
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    I also thought that every 'thing' i.e. production culture gold science faith and units has a great person except food. Great Farmer? :crazyeye:
     
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    Can an administrator move this and its building counterpart to the ideas and suggestions please? :goodjob:
     

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