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Advice needed

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by ShadowWarrior, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ShadowWarrior

    ShadowWarrior Chieftain

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    In this game, I am playing as China, and Rome is my rival with whom I share a continent. I have two major problems that I need to overcome. Depending on your skill level, you may not perceive that as much of a problem though (I am not very good at this game yet).

    First, I don't have much room to expand further. Second, Rome has access to iron while I don't have access to any iron nor horse. I don't know if Rome has access to horse, but I am hoping she doesn't. I am basically militarily crippled until I get machinery. But even then, I am not sure if cho-ku-nu could tilt the balance of power in my favor what with Rome having legion and ballista (and possibly horseman if she has access to horse), while I have no swordsman, horseman, nor catapults.

    Can anyone give me some ideas on how to go on? Or should I just raise the white flag now?
     

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    Syntax Error Chieftain

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    Rush to rifles? That's what I did. OR buddy up CS's who have iron, then work your way from there.
     
  3. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    That line of mountains to the north of you is a little limiting for expansion! On the other hand, that limits both ways as regards traffic, for now at least, so there's a little safety if you control the choke points. You're not in a position to war right now anyway, so grow what you have behind the barricades - and fast! Your demographics are poor at the moment. Keep a check on them. And by the way, Rome will trade you 2 iron for 25 turns for 100+ cash. Not saying you should take it though! :)
     

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