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The problem: each player draws randomly one of each basic type of unit card during set up. Unit cards are either weak, medium or strong. If a player draws three weak cards their game can be a miserable experience.

What we do to fix it:
1. first we form a number of initial hands equal to the number of players so they are balanced but diverse, eg for a three player game we make these three hands up:
weak infantry + medium artillery + strong mounted
weak artillery + medium mounted + strong infantry
weak mounted + medium infantry + strong artillery

2. all but one player close their eyes while the seeing player rearranges the 3 piles

3. all but a different player close their eyes and the new seeing player hands out one pile to each player

Now we do not know what we each have but they are equally strong starting hands.

4. Just shuffle the remaining combat cards and play.

If playing with 4 we form a 4th initial hand as
medium infantry + medium artillery + medium mounted
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If you play with the Wisdom and Warfare expansion, you can avoid all of these issues. The combat system has been completely redesigned so that all (level I) units are either 1 strength/3 defense, 2 strength/2 defense, or 3 strength/1 defense. This way all units are balanced.

If you're interested, I have an extra set of the expansion units. I bought a second copy of the game to create a 6th player version and have the extra cards because you just never know...
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Hello, I got a question regarding combat original civ. game no expansions.

Last night we were playing and player A with romans attacked a city, we drew cards etc...the thing was she had killed a unit with a level3 blue card; I used a level 5 yellow card. She trumped green so she hit me with 3, I survived since my card was 5. It is my turn to strike so I hit 5 right? The other player argued that since that blue card had 3 wounds, I would hit 2, not 5. I did not agree. Other players agred with me.

Did we do it correctly or not? I could not find anything in the download sections, ufaqs or forum regarding this specific matter. Thanks!
 
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But I don’t want to go among mad people
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It will hit with it's normal strength, wounds do not reduce that.
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Carlos Coto
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ty again man!
 
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