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Using catapult/trebuchet/cannon/artilleri

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by henricsson79, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. henricsson79

    henricsson79 Chieftain

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    Hey All, Martin från Sweden here.

    I'm a pretty die hard civ1-player, playing in from time to time over ~20 years.. :)

    Now I'm feeling like a n00b. How do you use theese weapon in offence? I just tried the V this afternoon and have been playing pretty much since then. Nice game! :)
     
  2. Some1

    Some1 Warlord

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    Hey,

    and Welcome!

    You have to set them up prior firing. It's the topmost button on that left-side command panel for units. After that, it works much like an archer!
     
  3. henricsson79

    henricsson79 Chieftain

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    Thank you!

    I believe I'd tried that. I'll try again after work. :)

    EDIT
    I made it work once (fluke) on a unit, not city - I have no clue how and I don't think I did set it up before.
    How close to target do I have to be with artillery/cannon?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. kaltorak

    kaltorak Emperor

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    you can shoot 2 hexes away with most ranged and artillery units. A few of them reach 3.

    There are obstacles tho. You can't shoot over forest or hill if you are on low ground for example.
     
  5. henricsson79

    henricsson79 Chieftain

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    Thanks.

    Ahh, i didn't think of that! Man, I can't wait to get home. :)
     
  6. Samuil

    Samuil Warlord

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    Artillery and rocket artillery actually fire 3 hexes away...
    They kick butt once you have them
    Surprisingly enough, the English Long-bowmen apparently have the same range as rocket artillery and more than cannons... seriously? :confused:
     
  7. Some1

    Some1 Warlord

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    Yup, but if we'd have artillery shooting 6+ hexes away...
     
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    Edit: (Facepalm) Sorry for double post.

    You can't fail with these instructions:
     

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  9. henricsson79

    henricsson79 Chieftain

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    Thanks a bunch! Just got home (it's 7 pm here in SE).

    Now I'm gonna play til I drop. :yup:
     
  10. Samuil

    Samuil Warlord

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    PS Battleships also fire 3 hexes away (at least I think they did in my last game vs. Egypt? they were out of city bombard range and bombed the heck out of Thebes)
     
  11. Some1

    Some1 Warlord

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    IIRC they do need promotion for the 3 hex range. At least destroyers did...

    And have fun playing, henricsson79
     
  12. kendo3

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    battleships start with a range of 3, destroyers with a range of 2.
     

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