Questions tagged [civilization-4]

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledging civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture or diplomacy.

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Which unit to build first?

Which first unit to build in Civilization IV immediately at the beginning? Go for Settler always, or it depends? If there are resources around is better to build a worker or boat and wait to reach ...
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How can I conquer or destroy a city on a single tile island in Civilization IV?

It is all written in the title but an image could help. How can conquer or destroy this city?
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Which first two promotions to assign for siege weapons during massive attack?

In Civilization IV to attack and conquest a city a stack of catapult (or other siege weapons) seems to me one of the most effective way. But which first two promotions should I assign to siege ...
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What strategy to use in Civilization IV when you start in an inaccessible area?

I have played yesterday the Africa scenario, and I started the game in the area of Egypt. There were some good resources but the desert block me to build more than 4 cities and later in the game I ...
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How can I stop a worker destroying my town?

Playing Civ IV yesterday I got fed up with micromanaging my workers and turned one to automatic. I quite frequently do this in the middle game, but this time I happened to notice that it made a ...
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How many workers do I need for my cities?

How many workers do I need for a given number of cities in the early stages of Civ 4, say when I have around 5 cities and the biggest is around size 5?
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Is it better to build a worker/settler or to let a city grow a bit first?

Since the city doesn't grow when I build a worker or settler I find myself wondering whether I should build a barracks (and granary if I can) first before building a unit. What's more efficient?

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