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I was playing a game in G+K when my AI team mates started attacking some city states. I noticed that the catapults and even the pike men were throwing fireballs. How do I do that? I know players can do that.

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That is just part of the animation when a unit tries to take a city... you can't literally get "fireballs"... –  Dom Aug 10 '13 at 22:39
    
@StrixVaria they are pretty retarded though. They just randomly start attacking CSs. There was a swedish spearman that was in battle for 3000 years because he would never attack the barbarians. My Inca team mates settled on all the tiny islands in the Caribbean (Americas map). They have 23 cities as of 1924. Another ally marched one severely damaged unit straight to the enemy capital city. Alone. The enemy civs always fight for 10 turns, then make peace, wait 30 turns then go to war again. –  Crubleigh Aug 12 '13 at 16:52
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@Crubleigh Does it really matter if they are or not? Does it help your question at all to make note of that fact? –  Frank Aug 12 '13 at 17:18
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@fbueckert It's just interesting and I find it funny. –  Crubleigh Aug 12 '13 at 17:24
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I found their behavior (being stupid) interesting and funny. –  Crubleigh Aug 12 '13 at 17:35
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As @Dom commented, this is the standard animation for many units when attacking cities. You have no control over it, nor does it have any special effect.

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So instead of attacking it, a melee unit will shoot fireballs instead? –  Crubleigh Aug 11 '13 at 0:49
    
@Crubleigh When attacking a city, that is their attack. Swords and pikes won't do much against walls. –  Frank Aug 11 '13 at 0:58
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@Crubleigh It's been a while since I played with the animations turned on, but I think they look more like flaming torches than fireballs. They are certainly throwing something--not shooting. –  David Harkness Aug 11 '13 at 6:35
    
Think of the fireballs as Molotov Cocktails or something. –  SaintWacko Aug 12 '13 at 17:25
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