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a easy way to stall your neighbour? war!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by akinkhoo, May 13, 2002.

  1. akinkhoo

    akinkhoo Biotechnologist

    Nov 14, 2001
    while playing regent.
    i found it amusing to start a war very very early in the game.
    with the closer AI have about 3-4 cities,
    with some distance between the 2 empire.

    not that I want to conquer them but
    the AI are handicap in empire building during war!
    they discover tech very slowly
    and spend their time building archers/horsemen
    that can't kill a couple of spearmen i have guarding my borders.
    as long as the ground is not open land,
    the horsemen can't retreat from attack!
    and they die! :D

    while doing this, i had expanded my empire to 2x their.
    before i begin to build up a force to destroy them.
    and it provide me a early chance to get eilte defenders
    and maybe an early leader.


    this may not work well if the AI have a start advantage like in deity where they have additional units to kill you!

  2. Ivana

    Ivana Chieftain

    Mar 31, 2002
    Hopefully close to Iron
    Even better... in regent level you can destroy your closest enemy if the first thing you do is build a few warriors.

    My mighty bunch of four hippie warriors wiped out Persians completely by conquering Persepolis - their only city - at the very beginning of the game. That really slowed down their tech development :p

    - You gain a city, couple of workers and probably a spearman for free
    - Empty land
    - You will need those extra warriors to guard your future cities

    - Cannot extort them to give their tech for peace because the war is short
    - If you loose they'll probably beat the crap out of ya!
    - Too easy, feels like a cheat
  3. john heidle

    john heidle Chieftain

    Feb 19, 2002
    At regent level in my last game, I walked a warrior up to an empty city. Next turn still no unit there so I declared war and took it. It was Athens and the Greeks were dead (I set the game to no restart).
  4. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

    Mar 25, 2002
    Oslo, Norway
    Play as the Aztecs. I managed to run a jaguar warrior into an undefended enemy capital on turn 7. No kidding. Oh, and it was auto-razed cos it had less than 10 culture. Buildt another couple of jags with the GA production, i conquered the Iroquois about 25 turns later or so. Got about 4 cities at the end of GA, built 2 jags in each. With the jag retreat, my 6 jags took out a hoplite with NO losses.
  5. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002
    I does work wonders if you want to relocate a capital after a bad start, like in one of my games. :)

    I had a city one a 1x4 strip of land (to the north and north-east where 2 mountains, and to the east of that, a good 9x9 or so sized desert!!). I built 2 warriors for exploration, got a "skilled" warrior from a hut, and found the Japanese on a nice piece of land. :) It was probably a good 50-60 turn delay, but I wound up winning the game (with some help from a pro). :)

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