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To: "Andrew E. Schulman" <andrex@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Freeciv List <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Freeciv] planes
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 10:50:50 -0600

I've found the helicopters to be extremely useful.  They can take over
cities themselves, move fast, have a long range, and avoid the problems with
sea transport (ships can be sunk, ships have to be built, etc).  The down
side is that helicoptors are not as powerful as cruise missiles or armor
units, but still, quite useful anyway.


On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 09:12:59AM -0500, 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.  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.  For long-range attack, 
> I'd rather have a few battleships than a
> carrier with bombers.
> Andrew.

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