random_guy wrote:Thanks to those who pointed out that rulers control production. I still think the dwagon only took one turn to pop though. The city was destroyed and rebuilt, I doubt production continues once a city is destroyed. Also, the city is the capital, so that might explain why it can pop units quickly.
Technically, the city was never destroyed. To understand what I mean, you have to separate the idea of a city as a physical artifact, from the idea of a city as a concept that transcends artifacts.
The first idea involves things like buildings, and streets, and towers, and walls... the physical artifacts aspect of a city. The second idea involves things like the city treasury from which maintenance costs are automatically subtracted, and things like the ability to pop units.
So, the city as a physical artifact was destroyed by the volcanic eruption, by the city as a conceptual production center and capital was never destroyed. The dwagon popped after multiple turns in the production queue, and... in fact... it popped at a time when the city as a physical artifact no longer existed. That's not a problem, because units don't pop from the physical city, they pop from the conceptual city. The same way that maintenance costs aren't subtracted from any physical treasury, but from a conceptual treasury that is not bound up in any one physical artifact or location.