So I just bought Civ V today and am on my first play-through.
I have chosen to win by crushing each of my enemies through military dominance.
However, part of my plan was to destroy a city-state in order to expand my empire into that particular area.
I successfully destroyed the city to the point where I was prompted that it asked for peace, but I don't want peace, I want to control their town.
My question is, can you actually take over city-states and if so, how?
To take over a city, including a citystate, you need to bring down it's hitpoints, then launch an attack with a melee unit, so it enters the city.
Citystates don't ask for peace, but in their ui display, you can make peace or declare war as you like. Only if you are at war with another civilisation, and a citystate is allied with said civ, then peace will be blocked.
There are pros and cons to taking citystates.
If I'm not mistaken, doesn't going after a number of city states result in the rest of them being at permanent war with you? Somehow I thought I had heard that...
Yeah but you can take a few here and there over the course of the game as long as you space them out. I played as Mongolia once and wiped them all out simply because it's so easy, Greece and Siam were both in the game and I wanted to take advantage of Mongolias crappy UA while denying them theirs. I think after 2 you get some declaring permenant war then more will join the "CS alliance" against you with each one you take.