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[R&F] 6otM34 Opening Action Thread

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Game Of The Month' started by Knowtalent, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Knowtalent

    Knowtalent Emperor GOTM Staff

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    Welcome to the 6otM 34 Opening Actions thread.
    STOP - Please do not continue reading this thread until you have completed at least 80 to 100 turns in your game.
    This thread is used to discuss the game once you've started playing through your first 100 turns. Apart from normal decency, the only posting restrictions are to please not post videos until the deadline is finished and to use the spoiler tags for screenshots. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. Please remember that we are running a family friendly site, so express anger or frustration with this in mind. :)
    Please use this thread to discuss your goals for the game and your opening moves through the first 100 turns. Anything after that should be posted in the After Actions thread once you have completed your game.
    - Where did you settle your city?
    - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why?
    - What was your build order?
    - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize?
    - How did you place your districts?
    - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns?
    - How did you play your governance cards, priorities?
    - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side?
    - Were your neighbors peaceful?
    - How were the Barbarians?
    - Any surprises?
    Please use spoiler tags for any surprise details you'd like kept hidden. Thanks.
     
  2. Yngve

    Yngve Chieftain

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    Settled 2 tiles from Kilimanjaro. First and only mystery box I found was Relic so that was a nice start. With divine spark managed to get second religion after Peter did his usual Stonehenge rush. France settled right east of me so was forced to walk north east with my second settler and settled next to another natural wonder, nice early technology boost with several tiles giving +2 and one +3.

    Settled 3 cities so far and started taking cities from France, gotten two more now at turn 70 both with holy district so will be to more spots for Relics. Bee-lining for Theology for chopping Mahabodhi Temple with help from Magnus, to spam apostles with Martyr thanks to Yerevan. Will see how it goes, might be hard to find someone to do religious fights with on this low difficulty. Might have to do a more traditional culture game if opponents do not spam religious units.

    Kind of regret the first glory age choice, took extra culture since my culture is kind of low, should maybe built some monuments instead of military and religious preparation since the current culture rate is kind of slow and making me wait, 7 turns until Theology and apostle spam.

    I will see how it goes, never done culture focus with Relics before.
     
  3. Casualty of war

    Casualty of war Warlord

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    I moved 1 hex NW to the riverside flat to settle, which turned out to be a bit of a mistake. Met France Turn 3 and was first to the other close City-States. I rushed Stonehenge, which meant by Turn 30 something I would never try on anything Emperor or higher. I wanted the State Workforce inspiration and a Faith engine to turn into Settlers in the Classical. I have a little Stonehenge-Pyramids-Oracle-Government Plaza nexus that I'm building Theater Squares around for the adjacency bonus. I have the first religion with Jesuit Education and thought I had the first Pantheon too but Faith Chop was nowhere to be found.

    France made me happy by declaring on me, getting me the Defensive Tactics inspiration, but turned out to be more of a pain than I expected on this difficulty. Pillaged just about everything around my capitol. I had two Warriors scouting in the area of France's second city when they declared, which were enough to take it, and Paris fell soon after. I'm about to finish the Colosseum in Paris on Turn 105 and will probably put Chichen Itza there too.

    I'm experimenting with taking the religious governor first and the +1Culture/5 foreign pop belief. Lisbon and Babylon are both converted just from passive pressure, and that helped me move through the Civics. Can't pick Magnus every time.

    Golden from the get-go and see no reason why I shouldn't stay that way through the whole game.
     
  4. Scaramanga

    Scaramanga Brickhead

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    I lost 6otm 33 by a few turns :(.

    - Where did you settle your city?
    Settled on the starting woods tile.
    - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why?
    Archery, bronze working, horseback rider, construction, political philosophy for archers, horsemen, autocracy, and stables.
    - What was your build order?
    Scout, slinger, settler
    - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize?
    Encampment to boost State workforce and train great general
    - How did you place your districts?
    Encampment is for Terracotta army later, and maybe Alhambra
    - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns?
    I have settled 3 and captured 4 capitals (including city states)
    - How did you play your governance cards, priorities?
    Agoge for a bit. Survey because of my many scouts. Maneuver and conscription with Autocracy.
    - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side?
    Hope to use Babylon for science relics/artifacts
    - Were your neighbors peaceful?
    They were pacific until France warned my troops. And Gorgo always likes a fighter. I may have triggered the first emergency before turn 100.
    - How were the Barbarians?
    Slightly annoying. Good XP farm.
    - Any surprises?
    I did not fall into Classical Dark Age.
     
  5. killerloop

    killerloop Warlord

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    t75

    - Where did you settle your City?
    Settled 1N along river.
    - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why?
    Science: the 3 non-boost techs. Then horses
    Policies: 1st PP then D&P
    - What was your build order?
    Scout, Settler, Builder, Settler, 2nd city: Slinger/Archer
    - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize?
    2 Encampments. In Capital & 4th City where I chopped it and 5 horses. In capital I prodiced 3 horses. Started 4 Campus, but now switched to Theatre Squares
    - How did you place your districts?
    Campus close to mountains.
    - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns?
    Settled another 4 cities till turn 50. Just finished off France, guess I will take NL and then stop.
    - How did you play your governance cards, priorities?
    Urban Planning, Colonization, Ilkum, Maneuver, LitTrad
    - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side?
    8 CS found til now. Cultivated Babylon and Toronto
    - Were your neighbors peaceful?
    Yes. Gilgamesh asked for help against Peter once. And I saw some wars declared on some CSs.
    - How were the Barbarians?
    Pretty easy, good enough for ~20 Era Points sofar
    - Any surprises?
    Non-chop start area :) , no easy available Farm either, Irrigation still waiting :( , no Cult CS found yet :(. Golden Age though
     
  6. Khalid

    Khalid Warlord

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    T80. Trying the relic strategy. Lost Stonehenge because I was waiting with the chop for Magnus :mad:

    - Where did you settle your city?
    Settled 1E on the hill. 2nd city went W on the desert coast South of Kilimanjaro. Got the era score for settling desert and next to natural wonder.

    - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why?
    Minig, AH, astrology, writing

    - What was your build order?
    scout, settler, builder, holy site (chopped), Stonehenge (failed)

    - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize?
    chopped a holy site next to the mountain to create space for the Stonehenge. Failed on the wonder, so put a campus there (+ era score for +3 bonus)

    - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns?

    build 5 captured Paris. Wanted to go peaceful, but met an unescorted French settler. Left France with one city.

    - How did you play your governance cards, priorities?
    Survey, Agoge when building military, God king until pantheon (god of harvest), then +1 production. Took classical republic with the settler and builder card. +2 writer points was enough to beat Russia to the first writer. Wonder card when chopping wonders.

    - How were the Barbarians?

    Quite OK. Enough for the eurekas, no problems caused.

    - Any surprises?
    - builder and relic from first two huts.
    - magnus with god of harvest rocks. Golden age in the classical era - monumentality.
    - used the Paris woods to chop Petra in the desert.
    - city states still alive :)


     
  7. Half Nelson

    Half Nelson Ancient Mariner Supporter

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    Turn 100. Strange game so far. I settled 1NW between the pasture spots. I built scout (pangea map), worker, slinger, settler, with which I founded my second city E on the river. I took God of the Open Sky (of course) for the Mongolian pantheon. Being close to France, I next focussed on military and conquered them (gaining 2 cities and a settler) in short order. Finding I was then rather isolated from the other AI, I switched to infrastructure building to get culture, science, production and GP flowing. I built the pyramids in my capital and founded a religion in Paris (taking Jesuit Education and Church Property beliefs). I also tried to develop some friends in order to check out the alliance system. Consequently, I still only have 5 cities! BUT I also have feudalism and am building Keshigs. A CS emergency has just been declared against Netherlands so my army is heading N to deal with it. After that, the plan is to attack Greece to eliminate one culture vulture and gain more cities with Theatre Squares then, if necessary, proceed on to Russia.

    I am leading across the board and am currently in a Golden Age. It is very tempting to steamroller the map from here for cultural dominance but I want to form an alliance with Gilgamesh so I will tread carefully at present.

    Surprises.

    I rushed to Civil Service only to find that BOTH civs need the civic before an alliance can be made

    I messed up my initial Colosseum placement (thought to build it next to entertainment district owned by another city!) and the completed wonder does not now cover my capital.

    You have to hard-build Keshigs and the production-bonus civic requires Divine Right (not on my civic path).

    My scout found surprisingly few goody huts, despite the large areas of open space. No sign of any relics!
     

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