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What do you think of... the Arabs?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by Longasc, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. jst666

    jst666 Warlord

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    Also with the extra movement after a rapid attack you still have that 1 movement, which can often be used to retreat to nearby hill.

    "Ansar on hill is better than knight on plains."
    - Old saying from Mecca.
     
  2. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    Knight on hills is better than Knight on plains. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Cannon

    Cannon YHVH has a son

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    Technically, a knight in the plains is better than an Ansar on the hills because of the 10% plains bonus. Does anybody have any hairs they would like split?

    I like the Arabs, I play on Regent and the only cultural victory I've ever had was with them. The UU is REAL GOOD too, as someone else said here, "My offensive units rarely get attacked anyway"
     
  4. kb2tvl

    kb2tvl King

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    Rel/exp gets a nice fast tech start which leads to a fast - early gov change. Chivarly comes about the time when temples/libraries/markets have been built and your cities are approaching size 7. The UU is a bonsus... imo.
     
  5. Hakim

    Hakim Parasocial

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    Arabs are my current favourite, for the traits and the UU.

    I even consider the lower defense of the Ansar to be an advantage, because the defensive units (pikemen) take the hits when the enemy counter attacks. This is important when I fail to take a city on a single turn. I don't want the counter attack to redline my offensive units, leaving useless pikemen on green.
     
  6. Capulet

    Capulet RESTART

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    The Ansar Warrior rocks.

    The Arabs > The Turks.
     
  7. Michael_Orchard

    Michael_Orchard Chieftain

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    The Arabs aren't in C3C, they came with C3PTW.

    I've yet to play as them, I think I'll start a game later as them.
     

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