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As you can see from the image below, I have a great war bomber with Rome in range. However, when I click the attack button and click on Rome (I can see my damage and Rome's damage), nothing happens. The attack is not carried out. Am I missing something here?

Cannot attack Rome

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Ah, this SE site really produces some great question names for the Hot Network Questions sidebar... –  Keavon Jul 27 at 1:11
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Wait... why is Rome in south Brazil? –  The Guy with The Hat Jul 27 at 11:53

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Looking at your screen capture, Rome is covered by shroud (not in view of any other units). From personal experience, air units cannot attack cities which are not in the view of another unit (shrouded). This is why I always buy a ton of submarines. They have a huge visibility range and aren't easily detectable. You can just send one to go sit a little ways away from the city so it's in view, then use your air units as much as you want.

As far as I know, only nuclear/atomic weapons can be launched to areas which are covered by shroud.

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For anyone no aware, shroud can also be called "fog of war". –  Braiam Jul 27 at 5:00
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Isn't Fog of war the actual clouded tiles? Rather than the dark tiles. –  Jonathan. Jul 27 at 14:51
    
I will try this out. But the previous comments made me wonder - is the issue the fog of war (clouds) or darker tiles? –  mmalmeida Jul 27 at 16:02
    
@mmalmeida Well if it were covered by clouds, then you wouldn't even be able to see the city of Rome because it'd be unexplored territory. So you definitely couldn't attack that. Also remember that if it's not in your sight, it could have changed. It could have grown stronger, they could have moved a bunch of units right there, etc. The expected outcome of your bombers would not be accurate. –  animuson Jul 27 at 16:50
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(cc @Braiam) I thought shroud was the black stuff that you've never seen (animuson's "unexplored territory"), and fog of war is the grey stuff you can't see right now. –  michaelb958 Jul 28 at 1:00

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