Human Tech- Conscription

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Human Tech- Conscription

Post by Sunrise Samurai » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:55 am

4 turn research, allows workers to transform into a basic pikeman unit. The idea is to have workers able to be conscripted into the army, and given a spear, which is one of the simplest weapons to teach. It allows for a fast defense if the enemy gets too close, but comes at the cost of 1. your workers can't build anymore and 2. It takes 3 turns to make a worker while it takes 2 turns to make a pikeman, meaning you actually lost a production turn by doing this. This would allow human players more freedom to hurry up and build without worrying as much about worker safety, as a threatened worker just turns into military, and once everything is built the player they can use the excess workers without giving them busy work making more and more towers.
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Re: Human Tech- Conscription

Post by Alexander82 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:51 am

Nice one, bu i'd add a vanishing effect to make conscripts turn back to workers
You shouldn't be allowed to use conscripts for attack, and that could be a good way
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Re: Human Tech- Conscription

Post by Sunrise Samurai » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:19 am

Honestly I'm not sure if there is a need for Vanishing. The worker cost 3 turns in a TC to build, when the same TC could have made a pikeman in 2 turns, so 33% less cost to just make the military unit from the start. And that isn't counting the research time, also taken out of a TC that could be making military from the start. It simply isn't cost efficient. True, workers can make up that by making siege equipment and towers or factory buildings before being conscripted, but this probably just evens it out in the end.
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Re: Human Tech- Conscription

Post by Alexander82 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:24 pm

What about a reversible effect? You press the skill button and the workers becomes a weak unit (in between swordman and pikeman but with lower bonuses) but can't build anymore. If you press the skill again it is turned back into a worker
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Re: Human Tech- Conscription

Post by Alpha » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:37 pm

agree
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