Can an archer capture a city?

#1AEagleguyPosted 10/18/2010 4:30:45 AM
France declared war on me, I know funny right?, i sent 6 archers to surround their city and brought it down but I couldn't capture it. They would just kept firing on the city. I didn't have any melee units at the time to try to capture it but it's was just odd that the archer wouldn't move into the city tile even though it had NO health,
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#2NormalCatPosted 10/18/2010 5:08:27 AM
Use the move command to walk into it.

(I'm just guessing, but that's how you capture non combat units with archers)
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#3BackgroundCreepPosted 10/18/2010 5:17:18 AM
The answer is no. You cannot use range unit to capture the city. But I heard from the board that AI can do it though.
#4ilive4evaPosted 10/18/2010 10:22:44 AM
Archers CAN capture cities, they just have to melee attack the city. All ground range unit can also melee attack they're just not very good at it, therefore best to get the city down to 1hp and then melee attack with the Archer to capture.
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#5Seanman42Posted 10/21/2010 1:17:24 PM
I'm having major problems with this. I have 2 archers surround the enemy's capital city. 1 archer fires and brings it down to 1hp, and I try to capture with the other. I use the melee move command and click, to try to get him to move into the city but nothing happens. When I drag right click him to move into the city, he simply range attacks it and it does not do additional damage to the city.

Can we get a definitive answer on this?
#6GegendPosted 10/21/2010 3:36:21 PM
I accidently melee attacked a city with my turbulent once. It was a draw though so I donít know for sure if the turbulent can enter. But I am guessing it can since it can melee attack.

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#7sth128Posted 10/21/2010 4:02:21 PM
Turbulent? You attacked a city with airliner vomit?

I think you mean trebuchet, a classical age artillery.
#8GegendPosted 10/21/2010 9:08:16 PM
^ I swear that happen to me when an enemy aircraft passed by.

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