I'm a Civ veteran who's playing just his second Civ IV game. I'm playing at chieftain to get my bearings. It's 1730 AD, and I'm way ahead technologically, militarily and culturally than the AI civs. But I'm getting pissed off that my superior military units are getting blasted by primitive crap from the AIs. Last night my battleship (strength 40) attacked a caravel (strength 3) in the open water and came away with a strength of 33.3. How does it lose more strength than the other freaking unit had????? I'm the only civ to have tanks, and I've seen several go down to crossbowmen and longbowmen. Last night I used a tank to attacked a Japanese city that had a 60 percent defense bonus and was defended by a stupid catapult, strength 5 I believe. My tank, strength 28, came was damaged down to a 12.8 -- it still won, don't get me wrong, but the bangings my units are taking seem to be unrealistic. I don't expect to pound through unscathed, but I expect modern units to fare pretty well against crap from the stone age or medieval times. How does the game figure out how much to zap your unit when attacking the AI? I figure there must be a 1000% bonus for being the AI, which it assigns randomly. Can I change the XML to add a modern-age bonus for modern military units??? I'm thinking like 50 percent at least.