I know in strategic mode there are no battle animations. But how can I skip them in 3D mode?

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Oak's right, there's a setting to turn them off for an entire match. In case you want to do that:

Set Up Game > Advanced Setup > Quick Combat

As pretty as the animations are, they slow the game too much for me so I always play with them off.

Though now that I know Oak's F10 trick (+1, nice tip) maybe I'll consider enabling the prettiness for some matches. :-)

  • After much experience playing CIV and after using Oak's F10 trick for many games. I like it better to remember to set Quick Combat in advanced options.
    – Valamas
    Commented Feb 12, 2012 at 9:28

Since version, you can enable and disable Quick Combat and Quick Movement in the options menu. Quick Combat will do what you want.

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Alternatively, if you want just to skip the occasional animation but let the rest appear, you can just click F10 twice in quick succession. It's a bit silly but it works, especially useful when aircraft are involved.

  • Wow, that is incredibly useful. Nowadays I always enable quick combat, but when you forget there seems to be no way to turn it on later (although perhaps you could edit a save). Winning a way by stealth bombing the enemy to smithereens doesn't need to take hours with this trick.
    – Joren
    Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 10:40
  • Soltuion for faster plance animations: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=83056827 Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 14:48
  • This also works in Multiplayer games if you are the host.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 3:48

You can also change the Quick Combat option during the game. You have to use FireTuner to do that (it is a runtime Lua console available in Civilization V SDK). Although doing so is not recommended, I didn't experience any problems so far.

Follow this link if you are interested.

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