German Unit Upgrade
I was playing with the Germans last night and noticed that some of my units automatically upgraded when a newer tech was researched. For example, I researched feudalism and some horsemen were upgraded to knights and then traded for combustion turning some knights to tanks. Is this a perk that just the Germans get or what??
Any elite units will be upgraded. That is one of the German's main assets.
Yes. All their elite units upgrade as soon as you research the next tech in the line:
Horsemen -> Knights -> Tanks
Warriors -> Legions -> Knights -> Tanks
Archers -> Pikemen -> Riflemen -> Modern Infantry
Galleys -> Galleons -> Cruisers
The thing to note is that you can't skip one step. Say you've got a bunch of elite archers, and you research gunpowder. These won't become riflemen. They won't upgrade to riflemen when you later get democracy either... They rather become pikemen. You need to research democracy before gunpowder for this to work out.
Thanks this is exactly what I wanted to know
Catapult -> Cannon -> Artillery
regarding the german upgrade do anybody had the experience that a unit didnt upgrade
I played a game last night had some knights had some tanks the knights went to be elite but no upgrade
do any off you know if you have to have the elite unit when you reach a new tech or if it is suffient to just get to elite while you possess a certain upgrade and I just hit a bug
You have to be elite when you get the new tech
You also have to have all the intermediate techs. So that if your horsemen should upgrade to tanks, you need to have feudalism before combustion. If you first get combustion, nothing happens. When you get feudalism later, your horsemen become knights.
I really think it would be better if the upgrade would happen if units upgraded whenever they became elite, as well as all units upgrading as far as possible when new techs where researched. I think that that way it would be both more balanced and easier to understand.
Last edited by eireksten; 09-10-2008 at 01:48 AM.
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Originally Posted by SigRanger6