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  1. A Top7 of Unique Units (Civ4)

    It´s time for a good old list of "Top of Something" - in this case Unique Units (= UU) in Civilization 4: Beyond The Sword multiplayer. First of all, while the exact order might be subjective (and more for fun then serve a purpose ), I hope the arguments for why a specific unit is good at achieving something are logical and convincing.

    There is some tendency towards early era units, but then again there are more of those in the game. ...

    Updated August 23, 2010 at 07:33 by jobe

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  2. Good UB - Bad UB #1: Unique Buildings (Civ4)

    Even though the title suggests different, there are basically no just good or just bad unique buildings (and units). Every UB and UU has to be evaluated in the context of the game settings and overall strategy it´s supposed to be used in. A (fictional) unique unit archer that gets +100% against melee units is useless in an game played on Islands, where you have no (military) contact with your opponents until Astronomy is researched and archers are long obsolete. A unique building is good if it ...
  3. Good UB – Bad UB #3: Unique Buildings (Civ4)

    Even though the title suggests different, there are basically no just good or just bad unique buildings (and units). Every UB and UU has to be evaluated in the context of the game settings and overall strategy it´s supposed to be used in. A (fictional) unique unit archer that gets +100% against melee units is useless in an game played on Islands, where you have no (military) contact with your opponents until Astronomy is researched and archers are long obsolete. A unique building is good if it significantly ...
  4. Defending in Civ 4 MP

    by , September 5, 2010 at 17:12 (Life Debugger - the Civ world from the view point of a coder)
    After our look on the possibilities of attacking we will now examine defending a little bit. We have stated in the previous article that Civ IV is a game that favours the defender. Let`s see what you can do to save your empire from the raging hordes...

    A. Defense basics

    One of the major factors for any defensive effort is terrain. Just to recapitulate: "Flat" terrain gives no defense bonuses, hills give +25% bonus (with an additional +25% for archer units), forests ...

    Updated September 6, 2010 at 06:10 by ·Imhotep·

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  5. Ways of using a Great General (Civ4)



    Ways of using a Great General

    Super Healer
    The most common use in multiplayer of a general is a Super Healer, a unit (almost always scout or explorer) with Medic I-III promotion. It is moved together with slow stacks in order to hit, heal and hit another city. Also in defense it can factually strengthen ...
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