15 shield Guerillas! 20 shield Cavalry!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by SimpleMonkey, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. SimpleMonkey

    SimpleMonkey King

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    Except that disconnecting a city from recources also disconnects it from luxuries ... leading to either an unhappy city or too many entertainers. Either way not as productive as it could be. And to point was that you *wanted* to avoid the UU-triggered GA, as it would come much too early to be useful when you're playing the Aztecs or Egyptians, for example. That was my thinking in coming up with (or rather, stumbling across) this strategy. The late Middle Ages or early Industrial Age GA is a killer. :king:
     
  2. Offa

    Offa Bretwalda

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    No. You station a warrior and several workers on the iron/salt resource and if you wish you can pillage and replace the road every turn. The road on the resource itself is destroyed/replaced. Luxuries etc are unaffected.

    Obviously this works best for players who don't automate workers, but surely no-one really automates them anyway.
     
  3. Desertsnow

    Desertsnow πr²

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    While we're on the subject if I'm not mistaken F-15s don't upgrade because they're at the end of a chain. On the other hand I've never played America.
     
  4. Salvor

    Salvor Warlord

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    If the issue is just speed of building, and money's no object, why not just rush-build (assuming you're in a cash-rush government)?
     
  5. Heroes

    Heroes Heroes of Might and Magic

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    Cash rush costs more: 4 gold for 1 shield, rather than 3 or 1.5 (with Leo) gold for 1 shield with upgrade. And cash rush costs 1 turn, often wastes the shield production of that turn, unless u do sth smart, e.g., in a city with 20 spt, rush sth of 60 shield, then change it to cavalry, then u get the cavalry in 1 turn without waste.
     
  6. Jove

    Jove Not Lacking Altitude

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    The thing to remember is that a player can always build their UU until a Golden Age is triggered... no matter how late that is. So even with Iron connected, in this case, the Jaguar Warrior can be built and immediately upgraded to swords or MDI without having to devote workers to re-hooking un-hooked resources. So in terms of conserving worker turns, this technique is more efficient than the alternative.
     

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