1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Austria, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Road to War' started by Frodo_05, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Frodo_05

    Frodo_05 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Hi,

    is there any hope of having Austria, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland in the game?

    The place where we currently have the German City "Rhine" pretty much looks like Basel in Switzerland to me. So we could make this a Swiss city. Maybe we can even add a resource there which can be traded (gold comes into mind)? Or cows representing Milk? Either way, as luxuries and health resources are not available on the map, this would add an interesting element!

    For Austria and Czechoslovakia, they could be in the 1936 game initially and annexed via events, or attacked in FFA mode.

    Cheers, Frodo_05
     
  2. Dale

    Dale Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Messages:
    6,986
    Take a look at the Civopedia Leaders and Civs pages to see hints of what's coming in the future. ;)
     
  3. PinkPallin

    PinkPallin Chieftain Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    216
    Location:
    Northern Italy
    First of all, I suppose that Dale didn't want to make a different map for 1936; so both maps represent the September 1939 situation: Albania is already occupied by Italy, Austria and Czechoslovakia annexated to Germany.

    Talking about Switzerland, I think that isn't in because it hadn't an active role in the war.

    And what's the use of having one city civs? They would only complicate the game, that's why Dale created agglomerate civs like East Balkans.

    Anyway, you can modify the map by yourself.
    It isn't difficult: I myself moved southwards the African coast, enlarged Italy and Great Britain, added cities to the U.K. in order to have what I consider a more realistic representation.
    Just start a new game as Germany, and at once enter the World Builder.
     
  4. Frodo_05

    Frodo_05 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Sorry, but I beg to differ. Switzerland had an important role as a trading partner and banking place in the war. They were financing the German War effort to a significant part. The vast majority of foreign gold transactions were made via Swiss banks, enabling the Germans to buy desparetely needed raw materials for the war industry from neutral countries such as Tungsten from Portugal and Iron Ore from Sweden. In addition, the Germans received vast amounts of Jewish property from Swiss banks and insurance companies.

    An active role does not necessarily involve fighting.

    I suggested giving the Swiss a resource they can trade to the Germans. The number of cities is irrelevant in this context, only the number of resources is important.
     
  5. nemt

    nemt Chieftain

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    88
    Frodo, Civ 4 doesn't really have a developed banking engine, so playing as Switzerland may not be too enjoyable.

    Anyway, I think Portugal is the only really significant omission, considering the anglophile nature of Estado Novo, in contrast to Franco's foreign policy.
     
  6. Tboy

    Tboy Future world ruler

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,111
    Location:
    At my Computer, somewhere in the UK
    A separate portugal would be good, as it would have at least two cities and thus be strong enough to fight its own wars.
     
  7. Bombardment

    Bombardment Chieftain

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    12
    All small countries could be a pain in Global Assault with the current :espionage: espionage system.
     
  8. Dale

    Dale Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Messages:
    6,986
    And there'd be 200 of them! :eek:
     

Share This Page