Civilization 5 America - Leader: Washington
Civ Specials, Strategies, Unique Units and Buildings
Civilization Name: AmericaCiv Leader: Washington
Special Ability: Manifest Destiny: All land units have +1 sight. 25% discount when purchasing tiles.
Unique Unit: B17: Requires Oil, Radar Tech Replaces the Bomber unit. The truly special thing about the B17 over the bomber is that it starts with Siege I and Evasion. Evasion requires several promotions for any other bomber to get it, and reduces damage from air interception by 50%. Like other bombers, it receives a penalty vs naval units.
Unique Unit: Minuteman: Requires Gunpowder Tech, Obsolete with Rifling - Upgrades to Rifleman The Minuteman gets around better than a regular musketman. It treats rough terrain as if it were normal, eliminating penalties from moving into forest. This is helpful, but the unit may not be around very long. Good if you can get gunpowder early and get an edge.
Strategies/Ideas: America gets great exploration abilities with the +1 vision. Your scouts are more likely to spot ancient ruins, civilizations, natural wonders, fertile ground for settlements, or barbarian camps. The 25% discount for tile purchases is helpful but not great. You may be more inclined to make these purchases with the bonus and find that aspect of the game more useful. It's good for getting a new city on its feet at any rate. You can expect America to do well with most play styles. If you're into late-game wars, the B17 will not disappoint. Civ 5's combat system makes units like bombers way more useful for battering down a city's defenses. The Minuteman is nice but only if you put him to use. They can take shortcuts to attack or get into defensive position quite easily.
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