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Worst UU

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by marceagleye, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. marceagleye

    marceagleye Underground Economist

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    What's the worst UU in the game? I'm guessing most replies will be F-15, Man-O-War, or Musketeer. Personally I think the F-15 is the worst. What's yor opinion?
     
  2. marceagleye

    marceagleye Underground Economist

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    Oops, my apologies... I thought I was posting this in general discussions. Sorry.
     
  3. billindenver

    billindenver Chieftain

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    You got them both. F-15 and Man-o-War.

    F-15 cause the Golden Age is VERY late, and VERY difficult to start. You pretty much have to have an AI civ close enough to attack you with bombers. Plus, Advanced Flight isn't even a required tech.

    Man-o-War because it's only useful for about 20 turns until ironclads come around, and again, it's pretty tough to trigger a GA with a MOW against an ironclad.
     
  4. troytheface

    troytheface Chieftain

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    hwachi thing..no ga at all
     
  5. Brewster

    Brewster stays crunchy in milk

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    You've pretty much covered them all there: F-15, Man-O-War, and Hwachi.
     
  6. Gainy

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    No question, F-15. It's awful.

    But now that the search feature is enabled, you will be able to search for the other 50 threads like this :p

    :)
     
  7. bru

    bru Chieftain

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    F-15.
     
  8. Aramazd

    Aramazd Chieftain

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    Cossack
     
  9. WickedSmurf

    WickedSmurf pr0

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    F-15
     
  10. Darkness

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    :confused: Why?

    The cossack is a way better unit than the F15 or the Man-O-War...
     
  11. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    F-15

    Man-O-War and Musketeer get honary mention.
     
  12. Bacon King

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    F-15, the goldenage arrives late, if ever.

    Spoke to soon, its disabled again:p
     
  13. Erik Mesoy

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    What's wrong with the Musketeer?
    It gets a GA, it's better than a Musketman, and I haven't seen many complaints on the Musketman. Under a siege, it can attack if neccessary, and its attack power is enough to bring down a cav, if you have artillery support.
    And if you don't have artillery, get some.
    (Yes, I'm a writer as part-time job. I could make a Worker UU sound good...)
     
  14. Galcador

    Galcador Chieftain

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    A worker UU... now there's an idea. Super-industrious, 3x speed workers. Road in 1 turn at the start of the game. Awesome!
     
  15. SeVeS

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    Hmm, could be tricky to start your golden age though... Same for those Hwacha's thingies.
     
  16. Dr Jimbo

    Dr Jimbo Undefeated

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    And if it have movement 2 it could move and road in 1 turn like those engineers in Civ 2.
     
  17. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    The Hwach'a, while not getting any GAs for you, at least is much superior to the Cannon, whereas the F-15's advantages over the reg'lar Jet Fighter are quite forgettable. I've not played many games as the Americans, but in those I have played, I've always got the GA way before the F-15 came around.

    The extra attack on Musketeers isn't too useful, altho' it helps for killing of hurt Cav standing next to one's cities. But the redeeming feature of these fancy Frenchmen is that they grant you a GA at a good point in the game.

    The Man'O'War isn't actually bad, it's just that Ironclad comes along to soon. There really should be some more space in there for Frigates and MOWs to make themselves useful.

    My vote goes for F-15.
     
  18. diamond geezer

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    Musketeers - you forget the wonderful sound effect - very gallic.
     
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  20. WillJ

    WillJ Coolness Connoisseur

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    I guess in order it's:

    F-15: Most likely you'll have gotten your GA from wonders before this (so it's ability to make a GA is very unusefull), and if not, it's often too late of a GA to matter anyway. This in itself wouldn't be all that bad if not for the fact that it plain sucks. ;) Okay, it doesn't suck, but it's not exactly the most useful unit in the game.

    Man o' War- In a close second comes the Man o' Sh!t. Oops, I mean Man o' War (my bad). ;) As TLC said, this wouldn't be all too bad if ironclads didn't come so soon.

    Then probably come the Hwatcha and Musketeer. These are certainly not bad units, and not too much worse than the others, but the Hwatcha can't produce GA's AFAIK, and the musketeer's extra attack isn't as useful as an extra defence would be. But it does look cool. ;)
     

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