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BUOY 

This is something that can be built only after acquring technology "airport" 

To build this one needs to load an engineer on to a ship (can be transport, frigate or caravel) preferrably transport as it can load upto 8 engineers (more the engineers lesser the time required to build it) Then place transport on tile on which you want the buoy, they click on your engineer, from combat drop down list select "build base", from that select buoy. It takes number of turns to build buoy; make sure you sentry your transport on that tile untill it is completely built. You need to protect your transport from enemy sea units while buoy is being built.

USE - as seen in photo, it gives field of vision around itself. Without buoy water tiles appear dark and we do not know whether there are any units present in those tiles unless your unit goes in those/ near those tiles. In short it can tell us if enemy sea units or pirates are approaching your land without risking any of your own sea units.

DISADVANTAGES - Its availability is a big disadvantage. At the time of airport technology, war is either near its end or spacerace is about to begin, so building buoy and then using it is of limited use. Only useful when spacerace is set off and your civilization is involved in long drawn out war.

MY VIEWS - If this is available a bit earlier in tech tree - say time of discovering industrialization then this would have had real impact on game, eap island based games. (based on freeciv 2.3.0)

Licensing Edit

Heckert GNU white This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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