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[BTS] BOTM 234: Wang Kon, Noble - Final Spoiler - Game Submitted

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by kcd_swede, May 4, 2022.

  1. kcd_swede

    kcd_swede Jag är Viking!½ GOTM Staff

    Jun 21, 2007
    Stockholm's B.F.C.
    BOTM 234: Wang Kon, Noble - Final Spoiler - Game Submitted

    Was there anything about the game that was unusually fun or unusually frustrating? Feeling good about your chances to pull off a Medal or Award of some kind?
    Use this thread to tell us what happened in your game, particularly anything after 1AD
    Did you win?
    Reading Requirements
    If you are participating in BOTM 234 then you MUST NOT read this thread unless
    • You have submitted your entry
    Posting Restrictions
    • Do not post any savegame file from the game. Discussions and screenshots are fine but not actual games.
  2. MirrorGuard

    MirrorGuard Prince

    May 13, 2018
    I love building megacities. Thanks for the game.
    Spoiler :
  3. High King J.J.

    High King J.J. Prince

    Sep 3, 2002
    I failed to remember the Noble level bonus against barbarians (which there weren't in the game in the first place). So I failed to grab some land thinking that it's defended against AI's too.
    I feel good about my chances for a shield.

    Speaking of shields, I have a hunch that soon certain Nordic countries will apply for a certain membership in a certain organization, something to do with treaties and northern oceanic bodies of water. We may end up having a MPP with KCD :viking:. :high5:.
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  4. mscellaneous

    mscellaneous Prince Supporter

    Sep 13, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Played the game to scratch my Civ4 itch. Conquered the world with Cuirs by 1390 AD.
    Fun game, thanks for the map! :thumbsup:

    Spoiler :
    I propose to give bonus points to players who have defeated the barb Modern Armour & Mech Inf :lol:
  5. Powerfaker

    Powerfaker Warlord

    Mar 30, 2016
    Skipping 1AD report.

    T0 moved to a hill 2S. T1 ran back to T0 position. Expanded 2nd and 3rd city next to fish west and east.
    Then started to look further east, found another location with fish and found Zara. Attacked early with chariots. Aksum is a great city.
    Moved on to conquer Greece, still in the BC's.

    Decided to go culture, try to complete a 2nd eptathlon.
    Needed to conquer Egypt as well with its +7 worth health resources. That took a while with my minimalistic army.
    Build wonders+cathedrals etc. Finish Liberalism => Nationalism.
    From 1100AD onwards 3 golden ages and cruising to pile culture + artists.

    Got to explore late phase of my game, Optics due to rep specialists.
    => By the shape of one center of their landstretch I would say some ''scary dudes'' are playing Pacman there.......:crazyeye:
  6. MarleysGh0st

    MarleysGh0st Prince

    Mar 12, 2008
    I may get a medal, but only if I chose a victory condition everyone else ignored, again.

    I expanded to eight cities, filling all the land within reach by galleys, and completed the Colossus in 275. My economy was tremendous, although it was a hammer-poor map.

    In 660, I discovered the first of the Sons of Humbaba. I decided those islands would be off-limits until very late in the game, completely forgetting that the parameters of this game made them paper tigers. :rolleyes:

    My immediately neighbors were on very good terms with me, and I signed defensive pacts with ZY, Pericles, and Hatty. I decided to take advantage of those good relations and of the AP that ZY had built, to go for a religious victory. I libbed Astronomy in 1400 (losing a lot of gold by obsoleting the Colossus) and then I attacked Gandhi in 1430. Two sloppy mistakes here: Gandhi had become a member of the AP and the AP vote to end the war came on the next turn. Furthermore, I had failed to target the one Hindu city he had, so I had to defy the vote and suffer the unhappiness penalty of that. :cringe:

    Before destroying the Indian Empire in 1580, I discovered that Gandhi had settled on the modern armor island. How had he done that with a mere knight to defend it? D'oh! That's when I remembered one of the parameters of Noble difficulty. :rolleyes:

    I sailed out to attack Mansa Musa, next. War declared in 1615, with Mali conquered by 1690. For some reason, MM spread to other islands without ever building any other cities besides Timbuktu on his starting island. :confused:

    I attacked DeGaulle in 1695 and conquered France by 1725. Along the way, ZY peace-vassaled to me.

    Thanks to an AP vote to go to war with DeGaulle, I was back as a full member of the AP. After being elected resident, Hatty still wouldn't vote to give me a Religious victory. So she became my next target, in 1755. She capitulated in 1785. The next AP vote gave me my victory in 1802.

    In analyzing how I could have improved this performance, I realized that the Pyramids could have really helped me convert my gold into hammers, running Universal Sufferage. DeGaulle built this wonder in 350. Could I have beaten him to this, using another city while my capital completed the Colossus? I replayed the game for fun, this time building the Pyramids in Seoul before starting the Colossus. I got that in 175, but in this game one of the AI completed the Colossus in 125 BC!
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  7. LincolnOfRome

    LincolnOfRome Glutton for Punishment

    Feb 14, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    This was a really funny game. I was pretty much trying to go straight to military tradition, and I almost won liberalism before any of the AI's had alphabet to trade for. The starting continent was not a great production point. As I was focused on conquest, I didn't settle any of the landmasses with barbarian tanks.

    The Egyptians had a lot of culture in their capital. They wiped out one stack of cavalry with longbows (and really bad luck on my part), so I had to send a spy there in order to conquer it. I got angry and took all their cities. Gandhi wanted five cities taken before he capitulated. After waiting for the galleons and the long trek across the sea, the French fell easily.

    In the end, I forgot to declare war on Mansa before moving my stack of cavalry next to his capital. So I loaded them back up on my galleons and the declared. I won a 1675 conquest victory.
    Last edited: May 21, 2022 at 10:08 PM
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