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Should workshops be enabled?

Should workshops be enabled?   

35 members have voted

  1. 1. Should workshops be enabled for all factions and siege engines be removed from the fortress?

    • Yes
      27
    • No
      8
  2. 2. Palisades and small towers are available in village phase, city walls and large towers in town phase, fortresses in city phase. What should the requirement of the siege workshop?

    • Village phase
      1
    • Town phase
      13
    • City phase
      21
  3. 3. Should all factions have a battering ram?

    • Yes
      24
    • No
      11
  4. 4. What should be the requirement of the battering ram?

    • Village phase
      1
    • Town phase
      19
    • City phase
      15
  5. 5. Catapults reportedly did exist in Iron Age India. Should the Mauryas have a stone thrower?

    • Yes
      30
    • No
      5
  6. 6. Should city walls be postponed to city phase?

    • Yes
      15
    • No
      20


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Just now, av93 said:

Kushites ( @Sundiata) had stone throwers IRC

They were mentioned in Piye's triumphal stele at the siege of Hermopolis, but the translation is tentative, I have no idea what they looked like and the text dates to the 25th Dynasty, predating our timeframe by more than 200 years, so I'm not really arguing to add catapults for the Kushites or anything. Just an interesting mention of stone throwers at a really early date, a generation after King Uzziah's stone throwing devices just a stone's throw away in Judah.

I strongly agree with Rams for every civ though. They're not exactly marvels of engineering so they can be the generic go-to siege engine for everyone. More specialized sieging civs like the Greco-Romans have enough unique siege options to continue standing out enough as the best in siege. It's just that advancing with elephants alone is really difficult if you're up against players that know what they're doing (slinger can even take down a fortress, imagine what they can do to an elephant...).

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