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Subject: Re: [Freeciv] planes
From: Per Mathisen <permath@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 17:54:03 +0100 (MET)

Andrew E. Schulman wrote:
> I think all of the airplane units in Freeciv aren't worth bothering with.  
> Even the most powerful and expensive plane, the stealth bomber, is often
> defeated by a mech inf (a much cheaper unit) in a city with a SAM
> battery or on a hillside.

Then don't use them on cities where you suspect there is SAM or on mech
inf standing on a hillside.

> I also lose a lot of these units by accident, by not getting them back
> to base in time or by accidentally moving them off of a city when they
> have 1 movement point left at the end of a turn.

All the more reason for implementing auto-attack?

> For long-range attack, I'd rather have a few battleships than a carrier
> with bombers.

Bombers happen to be good (and expendable) destroyers of battleships and
lesser seagoing vessels... :)


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