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To: "Andrew E. Schulman" <andrex@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Freeciv List <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Freeciv] planes
From: Tony & <stuckey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:13:03 -0600

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

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