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What is the best unit to attack cities protected with Longbowmen?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Gary King, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. babar

    babar King

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    It's a small difference, but drill is better than city raider when the odds are really terrible. You are more likely to damage the top defender at least. Trebuchets are vastly better than catapults, and better than maces too, if you want to attack before good gunpowder units.
     
  2. Chase_2_Rabbits

    Chase_2_Rabbits Warlord

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    :cringe:

    Are you serious? If you can't beeline Construction before the AI gets Feudalism, you're doing things badly wrong.
     
  3. sammoraj

    sammoraj Warlord

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    The only good unit is modern armour.
     
  4. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    It takes a skillful player to do anything of significance with elephants on deity before seeing longbows...or to have picked "marathon" in game speed.

    Nukes are always a good unit. Always :nuke:.
     
  5. GKey

    GKey Emperor

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    ^^ yes, on high level the window where you got war elephants and AI did not get longbows is pretty small.

    Did not read through all thread, but have anyone mention curassiers? They are most common tool to deal with longbows in many games here. You just need lots of them.
     
  6. Mr.Keene

    Mr.Keene Chieftain

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    Totally, fully agree. Rush towards the Gunpowder tec, then spam create Musketmen. You'll rule the landz
    :king:
     
  7. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    Actually, just make trebuchets + any other unit. That'll do the trick - it doesn't really matter whether you use muskets, maces or even longbows to clean up as long as you have enough trebuchets.
     
  8. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    Cho-Ko-Nu ^^ Actually They're good against everything ;)
     
  9. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    A good way to go against pro longbows in cities is with 1o trebs or more all promoted with city raider III with pikes, curaisers, and muskets in that era.
     

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