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Playing Ottoman for the first time and I seem to have far less than 50% conversion of naval barbarians via barbary corsairs. The description merely says there is a 50% conversion rate however and doesn't specify what triggers this so I suspect I'm doing something wrong/

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Similar question asked here:… – Akusete Nov 21 '10 at 22:30
I have no idea how it works. I already have captured 14 barbarian naval units, and still no achievement... :-( – Kobus Myburgh Mar 1 '14 at 14:34
Okay - now I have 20 barb units. No achievement. Grrr... Anyone? – Kobus Myburgh Mar 1 '14 at 15:27
up vote 6 down vote accepted

When you get near a barbarian naval unit with your own unit the special ability works. If you are lucky then the barbarian naval unit is converted. If not nothing changes you can attack.

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from experiments this seems correct, also if it didnt work going away and coming back to it doesn't seem to trigger it for a second shot – jk. Nov 24 '10 at 10:14

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