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In Civ V you can't have two military units on top of each other, but it's ok to have a military unit in the same hex as a worker or settler to guard them. The thing is, I have to move the settler and the military unit separately and make sure they end up on the same hex every turn. Is there a way to automatically group them together, so that I don't accidentally leave my settler or worker unguarded?

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I was running into this with a great general as well, since they need to be near the front lines but you have to make sure they aren't left unprotected. –  bwarner Sep 22 '10 at 17:14
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I have read all of the relevant sections of the CIV 5 manual in PDF form. I have experimented with every possible button in the user interface while military units are in the same hex as settlers/workers. There does not appear to be a way to automatically group the units together for defense. You have to do it manually, at least for now. Hopefully this will change with patches, or at least a mod.

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The fact that nobody has answered also leads me to believe that there isn't a way to do it. In another day or two, I'll assume I am correct. –  Apreche Sep 23 '10 at 19:07
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Your best bet is generally to post units just outside the border your worker is working inside of. Early detection and interception beats guarding. –  Shadur Jul 4 '12 at 10:51
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