Re: [Freeciv] planes
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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. Eve
>n 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 hillsi
>de. 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 move
>ment point left at the end of a turn. For long-range attack, I'd rather have a
> few battleships than a
> carrier with bombers.
Airplanes provide a way to cross between continents which is not
dependent on transport ships or the airlift command. This can be useful
when supporting an attack.
Anthony J. Stuckey stuckey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"When I was young, the sky was filled with stars.
I watched them burn out one by one." -Warren Zevon