Now, I saved the best for last. Warlords added a new type of great person in the expansion, the Great General. These are military units that can have several effects, depending on how you use them. They can be assigned as a Military Instructor, which gives a +2 exp bonus to all combat units created in that city. They can also be instructed to create a Military Academy, which gives a +25% speed increase to military unit production in that city. And last but not least, they can be assigned to a stack of military units as a Warlord (hence the name of the expansion). This causes the general to become part of one of the units in the stack, and gives 20 bonus exp points to the stack, spread evenly through the units. This also gives the unit that the general is attached to free upgrades when they become available, and access to some high level combat abilities that are not normally available to combat units. Several times during the course of a game, the birth of a great general has been the turning point for my armies, the experience boost they offer to a unit stack is huge, especially early on in the game. Also, the production rate increase was great, several times I have had cities that could produce higher end units in one or two turns, which again makes a huge difference in the game.Aspyr Media is finishing up Civilization IV: Warlords for the Mac and plans to ship the game this month.
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