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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Cow & rice it is! What should I be building in the new city? I'd typically build a granary until I can whip. I'll get a third worker too. Would you recommend putting a cottage on the grassland spice? At what point should I think about connecting the gold? Since I don't need Mysticism, I'll...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    lymond: Good call, I'll pull the warriors back and build the road like kirikav suggested. krikav: Yeah, I figured settling in Saladin's face wouldn't be too suicidal a move because of his temperament. As you said, I don't need pottery at the moment so I'm thinking about switching to Mysticism...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Sounds exactly like my experience :cringe: Okay, settler is done and it's time to decide. I did more scouting and have some info to share: Also, just to make everyone aware, I found a potential spot to the NE: Here's what things look like in my capitol: Could you please provide...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Okay, went Bronze Working and did some scouting. Found horses but they're a bit far: Could use some advice on what to build: When Bronze Working hits, when should I use chops to speed up production vs. whips? I've read up on the subject, but it's still unclear to me. If the city has...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Animal Husbandry is done, met Chaka Khan, and did some southerly scouting: As for technology...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Apologies, I misspoke; I mean to say that I don't know where to find the saves on this Mac. These forums are intuitive enough to use, MacOS on the other hand... :confused:
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    lymond: I'm not really sure how to go about posting saves. This is my first time on a Mac and it's weird... took me weeks to figure out screenshots :crazyeye: I had no idea you could hold off making a tech choice for five turns! That's so handy, thanks! Fippy: So THAT'S what those arrows on the...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    It looks like opinions are split right down the middle, so I flipped a coin and SiP won. Not too bad of an outcome because it looks like there's tundra to the north: After the worker, perhaps a warrior?
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Mods: Please delete... I'll start a new thread with a new game based on the feedback. Moderator Action: Merged threads to consolidate, and preserve the helpful advice. Cheers - lymond
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    lymond: I turned off espionage because I can't say I'm that crazy about the mechanics. You raise a good point about playing the game as intended though. With regards to the plains hill, I'm under the impression that it's a strong play because the city tile will get an extra hammer. krikav...
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    [BTS] Monarch Shadow Game: You, Me, and Hannibal vs. The Turtle

    Fellow Fanatics, Thanks to the help I've received on here, I absolutely blitzed my last game on Prince! The issue was with my bias towards turtling and investing in irrelevant/inefficient buildings. Now it's time to step things up to Monarch and I'd really appreciate your input to help me...
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    Pre-1AD Liberalism Rush Basics?

    I see people mention cuirs quite often - is that generally regarded as a powerful timing attack?
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    How do I stop turtling?

    What you just said made me realize something important. There seems to be a point where, if you wish to succeed on the highest difficulties, Civilization 4 stops being a game and becomes a statistical min/max exercise. Cities are no longer seen as such, they become units of production potential...
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    Pre-1AD Liberalism Rush Basics?

    I understand what you folks are saying; getting a quick Liberalism doesn't do much unless it's part of an overall plan. I was just surprised such a tech could be had so quickly! Always had a mental block in pulling citizens off tiles and into the library for GS generation though... For some...
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    Pre-1AD Liberalism Rush Basics?

    Fellow fanatics! I'm a Prince-level player looking to improve and saw a strategy I'd like to try out. LeftAdjoint on YouTube posted a "Monarch Tutorial" and got Liberalism before 1 AD. From what I saw he: - Built cottages to boost science in his capitol - Built a library...
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