Well I tried it out on Emperor difficulty and can confirm... it doesn't really work.
By the time I got to the point where I was going to sell...
That was fair and balanced, quiet you.
But how exactly do you win using this strategy? If you're giving the enemy borders you're increasing their score.
Oh dear God, look at that choke point. With the amount of navy, artillery and planes Russia has Ukraine might want to go back to the AutoSave file
Starting bias most likely has a lot to do with it. If Arabia and Ottomans both have a desert start it's likely they'll be in the same deserted area.
I keep the number of Civs low.
And if I spawn next to the Mongols, Assyria, or Denmark I just leave. Cause eff that noise.
It really looks like you put a tonne of work into this achievement. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you :(
The big thing I like about city-states is that they give you a Liberation bonus when you liberate them from an enemy. In domination it gives you...
I went on a domination rampage on Emperor difficulty wiping out 6 of the 7 competitors. After a few turns declaring war on the final competitor...
I'll almost always get a National College before expanding.
It really does suck going from a unit that is the most useful one for that era to one that is very useless in conventional warfare.
When I have...
Strategic resource selling is so very good. Say you sell 5 iron off to a guy that has no iron at all. He builds a bunch of swordsman, he...
Definitely the whole harbor line. I basically only get it if:
(1) I'm on the coast
(2) I have a sea trade route with more than one city
I love mechanics I can abuse, I hate mechanics the computer abuses. I suspect this might fall into that category of ideas.
When another nation has full control over a city-state you can put a spy in place. The spy can initiate a "coup" with a percentage chance of...
If you get someone else to go to war with him and let him take over cities he'll get a warmongerer tag. Someone can offer an alliance with you to...
The only leader I've ever seen it be a problem for is Russia. Everyone else just seems to slay the barb camps with relative ease.
Patronage is really powerful with Venice. City States can give you Merchants of Venice which you can use to in turn buy City-States.
You'll have more fun trying to get one diety than you ever will 1,000,000 settlers
The only thing that will make me rage quit is when the Huns have 40 units at my one city that has three defenders in turn 30
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