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Whats is wrong with this? (Spearman vs Tank)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by FrenchToast, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast Chieftain

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    I cant believe this. I was germany (personally there my fav.) and I was in a war with india. I sent in a couple of panzers while he only had spearmen. Anyways, I sent some tanks to go and raid the city with a defending spearman and lost 2 of them to one spearman!? Anyways, has this happened to anyone else here on the forum?:mad:
     
  2. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator

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    :lol:

    "The Spearman" strikes again!
     
  3. Mullet Crusader

    Mullet Crusader Celtic Warrior

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    This is a fairly common occurence ;) It all depends on variables but a spearman fighting tanks has like, 1 in 16 chance of winning, or something.
     
  4. Grille

    Grille panel insect

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    It's not that unusual (I have to admit, 2 losses in a row is unusual!), since combat results are based on RNG. In fact, the "spear vs tank dilemma" has become some kind of civ3 trauma... :lol:

    This special smily is found on the upload server:

     
  5. Kaiser_Berger

    Kaiser_Berger Terran Emporer

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    :lol:

    That smiley is great.
     
  6. Penguin Glory

    Penguin Glory Aquatic Pigeon

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    lol! Chance strikes again! Happens to everyone, wlecome to the club.
     
  7. Grille

    Grille panel insect

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    Yep, it's a great one. I was just visiting a Site Feedback thread before I noticed this spear vs tank thread. Elden posted that smiley there. It was initially created by Crazy Eddie, IPRC.

    IPRC=if Padma remembered correctly ;)
     
  8. Dynamic Cow

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    one day we will figure out how that spearman deafeats that tank... one day.
     
  9. Raidne

    Raidne Chieftain

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    It happen to many people here. I think the spearman, if he gets 100% defence bonus, he will win 1 out of 5 battles with the tank (4 vs 16) so, the chance of that happenning is actually very high... I think this is a serious issue to address...
     
  10. connor

    connor Highlander

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    Those Indian spearmen must have been using their new depleted uranium sabot spears. Tanks don't stand a chance against those! :rocket2: :rocket2:
     
  11. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator

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    The super-spearman has become such a part of Civ3 lore, that one person even wrote a story about him. Check out The Spearman in the Stories and Tales forum. ;)
     
  12. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    You gotta figure he climbed on top of the tank, pried the hatch open and stabbed the driver to death while the tank was reloading. Perhaps he was a track runner before he took up the javelin?
     
  13. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle Supporter

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    The Tank vs. Spearman legend is as old as the game itself, and has been debated in these forums countless times. It's kind of funny, since just the other day I was thinking I hadn't seen the legend rear its head in awhile... then I saw this thread.

    Where's Zouave when you need him?
     
  14. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    It has actually never happend to me(and I've play many, many games) Maybe I'm just lucky.
     
  15. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    That particular one has never occured to me either, but I wouldn't miss the chance to mention, in a thread like this, when my Elite Cav unit took out a Veteran Mechanized Infantry fortified in a metro, without taking any damage.
     
  16. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    The problem is that we humans upgrade and build better units while the AI dose not. If we had only spearman and a little luck (yes the AI has luck as well as we) maybe we will one day defeat that tank of the AI.
     
  17. trumpeteer

    trumpeteer Player of Trumpet

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    Welcome to the Civ world. Losing a tank to a spearman is your CivIII Baptism.:lol:
     
  18. allhailIndia

    allhailIndia Chieftain

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    CAn't tell you how close I came to baldness tearing out hair when this happened:lol:
     
  19. trumpeteer

    trumpeteer Player of Trumpet

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    Hey! You copied that smilie off the end of my post!
    :lol::lol::lol::lol:IN YOUR FACE!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

    The Smilie Chorus of Doom!!! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!!! :lol:

    Moderator Action: trumpeteer, don't post mutiple times in quick succession. It is spam (like this post) and will be dealt with. As for your 100th post, I just deleted it. Now you get to enjoy hitting that 100 mark again. --Padma
    Please read the forum rules: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=422889
     
  20. Catt

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    "The Spearman" is truly part of Civ lore. I've still never had it happen to me in all my games. However, I did once experience an even rarer occurence (according to the math) -- I attacked a veteran rifleman unfortified on grassland with a 16 or 17 HP undamaged cavalry army. The valiant rifleman forced my army to retreat with 1 HP remaining, having taken no damage whatsoever. It wasn't a true defeat as my army retreated, but let's just say that the army retreated in shame back to a nearby city. ;) The RNG can do surprising things to you . . . grit your teeth, resume the attack, and bring overwhelming force :)
     

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