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Your favorite in game unit.

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Civman33, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    Interestingly enough, there was a poll going here just recently and very few chose the nuclear option for game playing. Most of us said we only use them rarely or not at all.
     
  2. mr_lewington

    mr_lewington King

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    I'd assume it's becuase at higher levels, you don't get to screw around. I personally can't see Nukes being even slightly possible on Diety.
     
  3. Shad77

    Shad77 Chieftain

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    Kind of like real life..Army leads the way.
     
  4. Mursi lives

    Mursi lives Warlord

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    My favorite attacking unit remains the archer, especially the german and the chinese ones. Let's go for immediate action!

    I also like the king of pillagers: the impi. No iron, Xerxes? Too bad! :mischief:
     
  5. Death_Machine

    Death_Machine Slaytanic Warrior

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    No silly, the Marine Corps leads the way.

    Aien't
    Real
    Marines
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  6. dariusII

    dariusII Commander K-9

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    I'm not a warmongerer when I play but when it's time to take control of my continent, it's all about getting to your foes quickly. That's why my favourites are the Rider and the Cavalry. The Mounted Warrior is good too, as long as you are careful to protect them while they are healing, since they have a poor defensive rating.

    I only use ICBMs when the game is over and I want to play a 'few extra turns'. I enjoy seeing how the other Civs react and come after me. :evil:
     
  7. Xethorsiph

    Xethorsiph Chieftain

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    I really don't think anything even compares to Cavalry. One of the units with the longest stand as "top of the line" and for good reason. I always make sure I have a stack of Knights with Leo's workshop ready to take some names.
     
  8. Theodora

    Theodora Chieftain

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    The absolute greatest unit of all time, hands down, is the humble Worker.
    No game can be won without the Worker.
    Workers rule.
     
  9. Civman33

    Civman33 Gunship Pilot

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    By the way, what are nuclear weapons useful for anyway in the game?
     
  10. Hasdrubal Barca

    Hasdrubal Barca Emperor

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    Numidian Mercenary - A 2/3 unit that replaces spearmen for more 10 shields but gets +1 offensive power and doesn´t need strategic resources, good for defense until Cavalry and for counterattacks against wounded units, pillaging and swarming the enemy, sure it costs 10 more then the greek hoplite but it belongs to an industrial faction, which compensates, can kill Warriors, Swordsmen, Horsemen, Archers, Spearmen, Javelins, Anc. Cav, Bowmen, Chartiots, War Chariots, 3-Man-Chariot, and so on if used properly with catapults.
     
  11. Maiden666

    Maiden666 Chieftain

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    My favorite units would be the Immortals and the Panzer (i can't decide between them). I've always been partial to Persia nad Germany, but these units just dominate the battlefield if you have them, i always can't wait until my first panzer rolls out of the factory and when my immortals get near enemy cities. :D
     
  12. timerover51

    timerover51 Deity

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    The Crusader, first and foremost. I tend to build lots of fortifications, and they make great combat engineers. Second, the Dromon. Devastating in naval combat early.
     
  13. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    oh... yeah. I forgot that they could do that. :hmm: but then if you don't build fortifications anyway why would you do it with Crusaders?
     
  14. Taras Bulba

    Taras Bulba gone

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    so workers can be doing other things, perhaps?

    idk.... I don't usually care to get crusaders.... too much of a hassle...
     
  15. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    I have always found that fortifications have a very short shelf life other than in a choke point. Most often, when I have to defend a choke point it is because I have a city there.

    In any good war, your front changes too quickly to be held to a fortification. The other problem is that when the war goes against you, your enemies can use your forts.
     
  16. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    thats exactly what i do
     
  17. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    Most of you are wrong. Cavalry in its various forms {Cossaks, etc.} is the crucial unit. It's your chief offensive weapon at the time when your empire begins its serious expansion. Even when tanks/panzers become available, an elite, four-cavalry army is your most dynamic unit. Didn't Chesty say, "We're surrounded! Take no prisoners!" ?
     
  18. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    wait, barricades stop all movement right? so building barricades on all of your borders can work against cavalry and tanks/panzers. im going to go and try that.
     
  19. Taras Bulba

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    but don't barricades also remove like mines and irrigation?

    I thought they did... but I'm not sure
     
  20. Argetnyx

    Argetnyx Emperor

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    no they remove airfields, outposts, and radar towers. they just cover up mines and irrigation
     

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