On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, Raimar Falke wrote:
A big island and two players. Each player has a city and an equal
number of units of the same type. These are places like this.
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Both players know the whole map. The island has random terrain. The
cities can't produce new units. Units can't be upgraded.
Does the city have a barracks? Are the units supported by the city? If the
latter, then the city is the victory condition. Otherwise everything must
be killed (no strategy involved, just small-scale tactics).
Good actions by the AI:
- move unit to a tile with a high defence value
- fortify unit
-move unit to a tile with a high defence value and fortify unit
- move unit into city
- move unit into city to heal
- planned attack (multiple units vs one enemy unit)
Units should fortify correctly, and I don't remember if we fixed all the
new don't-fortify-correct bugs that were introduced. Also going to a
barracks to heal is a good idea, and we do that. We defend cities.
We do not exploit defensive terrain. Recognizing defensive positions is a
But you forgot one important action: Stopping out of range of enemy units
when you do not have enough movement to attack it outright. We do this,
but we are not good at breaking a deadlock of units both doing this.