So how does Civ3's bombardment work? The only thing I can ever find is this quote copied and pasted everywhere:
Another important aspect of combat is bombardment, which can be done by artillery (Catapult, Cannon, Artillery, Radar Artillery, and, in Conquests, Trebuchet), air units, and more advanced naval units (destroyer, battleship, etc.). Bombardment can soften a target before it is attacked, and, if attacking a city, may kill some of the population or destroy certain city improvements. Despite this, only certain units have the ability to kill other units through bombardment (known as "lethal bombardment").
I note that bombarding units have a bombard score, along with a range and rate of fire.
This suggests that units have defense against bombardment. I assume succeeding in a defensive check when bombarded merely prevents damage from being inflicted.
Archer and Bowman have 1 defense vs. Bombardment.
Additionally, it is mentioned that only units with "lethal bombardment" can kill with bombardment. Unfortunately, the only one to have any mention of such an ability is the ancient naval unit "Dromon" which is described as having a 'lethal sea bombardment'.
I'm looking for someone who has actually played Civ3 to explain how it works.
1) Is it single-target or mass-target?
2) Does the bombard score work like the attack score, only without the defender able to damage the attacker and lasting [rate of fire] rounds?
3) Do units with bombard counter-bombard anyone who bombards them from within their bombard range?
4) Do units with bombard counter-bombard anyone who attacks them?
5) Which units actually have 'lethal bombardment'? Which can /be/ killed with a lethal bombardment?
6) Does firepower multiply damage dealt each [rate of fire]?
7) Does bombarding consume all remaining movement points?