I'm playing a 1v1 Civ5 game against an Immortal AI on a continents map I edited in the world builder. (I'm on one continent; the AI is on another.) It is around turn 650. Maybe I'm crazy, but it feels like enemy units are spawning near me out of thin air. I hit "next turn", and when it's my turn again, I watch a ton of enemies fade in just outside my borders, even though there's no way they could have gotten there. What is this? Is this intended behavior? Is there some Wonder or tech that lets you teleport units? It feels totally unfair.
This screenshot shows one such location where enemies keep appearing. Above, you can see a bunch of land units. The prior turn, there was only a single infantry there. As I hit "next turn", I watched the rest of those units fade in (as opposed to walking in from fog of war).
- They are enemy AI units, not barbarians
- The units are not destroyers, which move fast, or subs, which can be invisible. They are Mobile SAMs, AA guns, Artillery, Infantry, and Mechanized Infantry.
- I have them surrounded with line of sight, so there should be no way that they can just pop in.
Here we see that the enemy continent is completely filled with units, giving nowhere for new units to spawn.