Civilization V Coming This Fall

Latest installment in Firaxis Games' PC strategy series will sport new engine, hexagonal tiles, in-game community hub when it launches this fall.
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  1. And with any luck some sort of justification of how in the last game Swordsmen could take out helicopter gunships ??
  2. Sweet!

    I hope they don't completely remove spearman defeating tanks either. It actually adds a level of realism to the game where under certain conditions a technologically inferior unit can take down a superior foe. Just look at the current US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to see that happening. It adds a lot to the game because you can't just rely on technological superiority to overrun ever enemy.
  3. ulysses35 said:
    And with any luck some sort of justification of how in the last game Swordsmen could take out helicopter gunships ??


    Ever hear of "Veterin Spearmen on a hill beats tank"?

    Spearmen: Str 3
    Tank: Str 32

    Spearmen gets the following (assumes on a hill with fort; fortified for at least 3 turns):

    3x Bonus against calvary [STR = 9]
    +50% defense modifier for fotifying for 3 turns [STR = 13.5]
    +50% defense for being on fort [STR = 20.25]
    +33% hills defense [STR = 27]
    +20% STR bonus for veteriny [STR = 32.4]/40% STR bonus for elite [STR = 37.8]

    Plus others I can't remember right now; stacking traits add up quickly [and the order makes a big difference, I and fail to recall in what order STR is stacked; I also forgot the exact bonus for forts, so I assumed 50%. I play a lot of mods now, so other values may be off, but you get the idea...]

    The best way to handle this [and one mod for Civ4 did exactly this] is attach an "Age" to each unit [Ancient, Bronze, Iron, etc]. When facing a later edge unit, the attacker gains a massive bonus [50% for one age, 100% for two ages, 200% for three ages, etc]. So while an old unit would have a chance against a unit one age later, the Spearmen v tank will finally be setteled.
  4. Wow, not only did I understand this, but I also LoLed because of it.
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