Desert Hills provide 1 Production. Desert Hills may be improved with Mines, which makes them vastly more productive than other Desert tiles. All Hills have a +3 Combat Strength modifier, which can strengthen city defenses, as well as protect vulnerable units.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Desert Hills are rarely a first choice for improvement or priority when settling, considering their relative lack of yields even with a resource. However, for civilizations like Australia and Mali, or a city intending to build Jebel Barkal, Petra, or the University of Sankore, they can be useful or even highly productive!
Civilopedia entry[edit | edit source]
Even less appealing than flat desert, about the only thing desert hills are good for is defending in a battle. Unfortunately, the Bedouins, Tuaregs, Berbers, and other desert tribesmen tended to just charge wildly down them.