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Windmills, watermills, workshops

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by obliterate, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. obliterate

    obliterate Warrior Monk

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    I just wanted to know does anyone use these and if so when and where?

    I used to use watermill religiously but now I hardly ever use them.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. injeKT

    injeKT Chieftain

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    Put your workers on automate and let them figure it out.


    :)
     
  3. obliterate

    obliterate Warrior Monk

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    Why would you automate your workers?

    Your smarter than the AI or are you?
     
  4. injeKT

    injeKT Chieftain

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    I'm not even going to answer this as it's a terrible attempt at trolling.
     
  5. Steiner-Davion

    Steiner-Davion Warlord

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    I use Windmills on Plain or Grassland hills if I need some extra food production for that city. Watermills not so much, as I don't see the benefits form it compared to a cottage in the same place. Workshops occassionally, if I get bored with building farms and cottages and need a bit more production out of the city.
     
  6. Merkinball

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    I dunno, I'm pretty partial to water wheels if you get stuck at one of the poles, have nothing but ice and tundra to work off of, but have a lot of river to work with. At least then you can get a little something out of nothing...

    If you have a commerce city, once you get your financial or research buildings built, get rid of your mines and build windmills. You'll get more food and more commerce that way.

    Workshops and flood plains and hills can make some uber powerful production cities.
     
  7. Italian Celtic

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  8. Morgrad

    Morgrad Attack Rodent

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    I often use workshops to make grassland/plains production cities. In the late game, a watermill/workshop city is often a dramatically better production city than a mines/farms city.

    See the ALC games re: Sisuitil's "Riverside Ironworks".

    Every now and then you run into an area of nothing but piles of hills - windmills can turn that from a nearly useless tiny city to a reasonable hybrid production/commerce city.

    So, to answer your question: yeah, I use them when it makes the most sense to me to do so.
     

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