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Advice needed

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by ShadowWarrior, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ShadowWarrior

    ShadowWarrior Chieftain

    Jun 7, 2001
    In this game, I am playing as China, and Rome is my rival with whom I share a continent. I have two major problems that I need to overcome. Depending on your skill level, you may not perceive that as much of a problem though (I am not very good at this game yet).

    First, I don't have much room to expand further. Second, Rome has access to iron while I don't have access to any iron nor horse. I don't know if Rome has access to horse, but I am hoping she doesn't. I am basically militarily crippled until I get machinery. But even then, I am not sure if cho-ku-nu could tilt the balance of power in my favor what with Rome having legion and ballista (and possibly horseman if she has access to horse), while I have no swordsman, horseman, nor catapults.

    Can anyone give me some ideas on how to go on? Or should I just raise the white flag now?

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  2. Syntax Error

    Syntax Error Chieftain

    Oct 14, 2010
    Rush to rifles? That's what I did. OR buddy up CS's who have iron, then work your way from there.
  3. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

    Jan 16, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    That line of mountains to the north of you is a little limiting for expansion! On the other hand, that limits both ways as regards traffic, for now at least, so there's a little safety if you control the choke points. You're not in a position to war right now anyway, so grow what you have behind the barricades - and fast! Your demographics are poor at the moment. Keep a check on them. And by the way, Rome will trade you 2 iron for 25 turns for 100+ cash. Not saying you should take it though! :)

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