using radar towers as blockers

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Buecephalus, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    I don't know if anyone else noticed this but I was playing a game last week where I was going to invade a two tile island. One tile had a city on it and the other had a radar tower with no one guarding it. I was keen on the island 'cause it had oil so I brought several modern armor to make sure I took the city. Much to my surprise, I wasn't allowed to land on the "empty" tile. I was given the "only marines can make amphibious assaults" message! Whattabunchacrap! On the other hand, I used the same strategy the next game I had a lot of small islands, I didn't have to waste supporting troops on the tiles, I just filled 'em with radar towers. Obviously, the strategy only works if you're not facing berserks or marines.
     
  2. SewerStarFish

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    That's a cool tip -- but just to make sure what version do you run. If this is a bug I bet it's gone with the next patch.
     
  3. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    That could be...I'm still running the original version of PTW. So it may have been fixed by now.
     
  4. Venger

    Venger Give it a tumble, sport

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    My lameness alert thread in this forum addressed the same issue - you also cannot paradrop on this square nor airdrop on it. Very lame. However, you can bombard it and destroy it...

    Venger
     
  5. dreadknought

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    I couls see how that would be helpful as you could keep all your defenders directly in cities even on a larger landmass......dread
     
  6. Michael York

    Michael York On Sabatical from Civ

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    a use for much of the worker army after railroads. (But keeping enough for the pollution)
     
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    Sounds good, but i never build radar towers/outposts anyways.
     

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