Originally Posted by goofyballer
For some reason the "zomg how does a phalanx kill a helicopter" complaints about the Civ series really tilt me - it's a board game based on simple math at heart. Personally, I like that the mechanics are simple, predictable, and universal, even if it makes for (insanely) rare battle results that are unrealistic.
This isn't Risk or Axis & Allies. It's a game were time advances and they should have built technological superiority into their "math"
Sure, occasional a helicopter pilot might crash in a mountainous region trying to chase down a caveman or maybe the pilot has a complete lapse and gets to close to a guy that throws a spear into his rotor, but these should be extremely rare, "once in a civilization" type moments.