capital ships to protect cities
- At 11:15 PM 3/13/2002 +0000, you wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:41:42 -0800 (PST)This is a decent strategy, so long as it's not taken too far.
> From: Chris Boddy <boddy27@...>
>Subject: Re: Empire Deluxe Strategy Guide
>The only strategy needed is to put cruisers or
>battleships in captures cities.........infantry can'
>take over the cities that way.
FYI, a bomber or fighter attacking a city will have a 50/50 chance of
taking out any unit in a city if the computer decides the craft is hitting
a unit, not the city production. An aircraft attacking the city has a
50/50 chance of attacking the city production or attacking a unit in the
city (if an enemy unit is there). If the computer decides the plane is
attacking a unit, then one of the units stacked in the city is randomly
chosen. But once the unit is chosen the plane has a 50/50 chance of
destroying the unit, regardless of unit type.
This means that a battleship or cruiser by itself in a city is quite
vulnerable to aerial attacks. Also, an armor unit that has a path that
includes clear terrain to a city can move in and attack without the capital
ship affecting the battle (I realize you mentioned infantry only).
So before you decide to commit a major resource like a capital ship to the
defense of a city:
1. make sure the city is key to your empire and needs such resources.
2. consider keeping at least 1 or 2 fighters in the city with the capital
ship to patrol for armor heading in (to allow your ship to escape if
needed) and to protect against aerial attacks.