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[vanilla] Best Vanilla Civ

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by WDVINCO, Feb 23, 2019.

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What is the best vanilla civilization in Civ5 to play as?

Poll closed Mar 23, 2019.
  1. India

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. America

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Arabia

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. The Aztecs

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. China

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. England

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Egypt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. France

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. Japan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Siam

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Greece

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  12. Germany

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. The Iroquois

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Poland

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  15. The Ottomans

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Japan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Rome

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Russia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Songhai

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Persia

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. WDVINCO

    WDVINCO Chieftain

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    What's the best civilization to play as, for a newcomer or inexperienced player, in Civ5?

    Also, I accidentally put Poland in there so you can just ignore it since its part of the BNW expansion.

    Votes toward it will not be counted.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
  2. youngsteve

    youngsteve Chieftain

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    I haven't been playing the vanilla game for long, & three I have found that suit my playstyles are in no particular order.
    Alexander (Greece) - Can be good in a dominating game with their Hoplites & Companion Cavalry early on & also have great advantages when dealing with City-States, which can build up your cities & help with a diplomatic victory.
    Elizabeth ( England) is good if you play on islands (archipelagos) with her Ship of the Lines & increased naval movement. Also their longbows can be very effective as can fire three squares away, & have to wait until artillery for any other unit to do that.
    Ram (Siam) - I found these highly effective & always a nuisance if one of the other civilisations in your game. Have a good elephant unit, & an update on universities (Wat). Leader also gains +50% resources gained from city states you have allied or friendly with. The increased food alone can really build up your cites & don't have to concentrate building farms so much.

    These are my favourites so far, but I expect others who are more experienced may know of other ones that are superior.
     
  3. choraltrickster

    choraltrickster Chieftain

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    If you can afford it, buy all expansions/DLCs. The game is so much better with all of the features.

    Poland, China, Arabia are all great and support a variety of win conditions.
     
  4. WDVINCO

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    Poland is part of an expansion pack
     
  5. djimi888

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    Where's Persia???
     
  6. WDVINCO

    WDVINCO Chieftain

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    Meant to put that instead of Poland.

    I put it at the bottom of the list
     
  7. tiamats4esgares

    tiamats4esgares Warlord

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    I think England is best, but not without spies.

    I voted Aztecs. Great for a quick domination game, great for a cultural win. You can even go super aggro early then win by culture.
     
  8. djimi888

    djimi888 Chieftain

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Darth Tribble

    Darth Tribble Friendly Neighborhood Conqueror

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    I've always been a fan of Persia, personally. I like those Golden Ages.
     

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