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Siege weapon +4 to attack, castle +0 to defense


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#1 Owaan

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

Just bought the game and have been studying the manual and am confused on one point. I understand that a siege weapon ads 4 to your attack strength when marching into an area with a castle. However when it is a neutral castle without a garrison why is it that the castle doesn't provide any points to defense. It would then seem a disadvantage to have a castle when siege units come a long and no advantage to defense when being attacked by normal units?? Why would siege weapons be so powerful when attacking castle/fort yet the fort offers no amount of defense points. Or have missed something in the manual?? Thanks for any help.

#2 kauai1964

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:14 PM

No you haven't missed anything.  Fortresses and Strongholds provide no defensive bonus.

 

It's a strategic reason, not a thematic one -- Castles are already difficult enough to capture, and giving a defensive bonus encourages turtling, instead of expansion.



#3 Owaan

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

Ok well that makes sense then. Thanks for the quick reply!




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