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Howitzer is a strong attack unit available late in several Civ games.
- Main article: Howitzer (Civ2)
The program may call one of your units (or someone else's) a howitzer if it has a speed of 2.5 and several weapons modules.
Howitzer is not present in (or the article has not been created for) the following games :
|Civilization VI||Howitzer (Civ6)|
|Civilization Revolution||Howitzer (CivRev)|
|Civilization Revolution 2||Howitzer (CivRev2)|
|Civilization: Call to Power||Howitzer (CTP1)|
|Call to Power II||Howitzer (CTP2)|
|Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri||Howitzer (SMAC)|
Unlike its late introduction in the game, historically Howitzers were a fairly early development: "In the middle of the eighteenth century, a number of European armies began to introduce howitzers that were mobile enough to accompany armies in the field. Though usually fired at the relatively high angles of fire used by contemporary siege howitzers, these field howitzers were rarely defined by this capability. Rather, as the field guns of the day were usually restricted to inert projectiles (which relied entirely upon momentum to achieve their destructive effects), the field howitzers of the eighteenth century were chiefly valued for their ability to fire explosive shells. Thus, there were many cases where, for the sake of simplicity and rapidity of fire, dispensed with adjustable propellant charges."