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|May 22, 2007, 11:27 AM||#1|
Seidrik The Gray
Join Date: Jun 2006
Germans...The cry of the wolf!
I find time for posts in bursts followed by long pauses.
I don't see much activity when I lurk here lately, so I opted to fill the void.
First off, let me say that I feel the Normal map is the most fun, and let me also say that this is the map, where playing to history is the most capable.
That said, playing as the Germanic tribes, one needs to get in the right mindset. Picture hordes of blood thirsty barbarians bent on expansion to the East and the West. The Germanic tribes faught many wars with the Celtic tribes (Gauls). Dacians and Gauls will provide some easy fauder early on, but it is the Romans, who will challenge you the most. Over-expansion is a serious challenge also. Be prepared for WAR and lots of it.
I love to play civs positioned to counter the historical expansion of the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptian powers.
Tonight, I will post the map that I used and I plan to play a while and post in segments here to spur some conversation
I just wish I were already playing....
So, I leave you for now, thirsting to view the enemies I will lay at my feet and the lamentations of the women "Houooot!" (That's what I invision the German hordes screaming from the foggy forests as they decend on the lush lands of proto-Romania, Thrace, the Loir and Rhone valleys, and Rome herself!)
|May 23, 2007, 12:26 AM||#2|
Seidrik The Gray
Join Date: Jun 2006
History to 310BC where I stopped for the night
(Disclaimer: While I think I did alright, considering Germany's start (even on my modded map, lol) and the difficulty of Monarch, I'm sure many of you will have the urge to jump in and tear up my strategy. Let me tell you all straight up, that my strategy boiled down to being at War as often as possible, and therefore, is hardly a model for anyone who isn't simply out to have some fun laying waist to your neighbors.)
With the blessings of the tribal elders and the local madman err...shaman, I chose to settle just North of the massive mountains that seemed to be the end of the world at the time. Thanks to the local woods and the rich huntgrounds the ancestors had blessed us with, I directed the construction of a vast army of Warriors. Soon after contact with the Gauls of the Westvolt, I unleashed the warriors!
With our victory at Bibactre, I decided to fill up the new lands between the two cities, and made peace with Vercingetorix dispite the flagging bravery of his warriors.
Soon, I had 4 cities, and had built up when I was confident of their defenses with Javelineers, I launched against my arch rival to the East...mighty Decebalus and his Dacian Peltasts. Many wars would consume the many millenia represented in these pages, all would serve to my advantage, but all would be at great cost. The Peltasts are a fiersome weapon.
All was not of war...I did manage to build Stone Henge and the Sphynx. However, due to the constant warring, I had precious few resources to devote to wonders and their ilk.
After thousands of years of nearly constant war, I now have Rome pinned in behind the Alps. I have Dacia simpering against the Carpathians. Teuta is locked in a life or death struggle with Agamemnon. Gaul has resurrected herself into a major power that I will soon have to deal with. Sadly, the realms beyond Europe remain a mystery to my people. Although, I hold absolute power over much land, I fear that my economy is nearly in shambles. One more city would hopelessly dissolve my economy. I need Currency badly!
Ahh, but it's been a fun ride to this point!
Julius Ceasar: 3100BC
Copper Working 2065BC
Bronze Working 550BC
Stonehenge in Cherusci: 1525BC
Sphynx (from Engineer) in Cherusci: 1000BC
Gaulic War I: 3880BC - 3640BC (Captured Bibactre)
Dacian War I: 1960BC - 1750BC (Captured Barbosi)
Gaulic War II: 1480BC - 1330BC (Indecisive, deffensive war)
Dacian War II: 1480BC - 1330BC (Took some Dacian workers, otherwise a deffensive war)
Dacian War III: 490BC - 310BC (Captured Breeza and Cimmerians - cities situated at openings in the Alps)
Here is a .rar file with some screanshots of the map
Images of the lands in 310BC
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