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Brave New World's 9 new Civs

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Art Grin, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. Art Grin

    Art Grin Emperor

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    I think Italy is quite likely as a civ now and I'm okay with that.
    Let's think about their UU/UA/UB:

    Leader: Casimo or Lorenzo Medici
    UA: Somethin that improves culture, maybe more artists
    UU: Genoese Crossbowman( more durable crossbowman)
    UB: Arsenal (replaces harbour, bonus exp for ships and improved trade)
    Capitol: Florence
     
  2. InsanelyApple

    InsanelyApple Prince

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    Looks like he is in front of a draw bridge.
     
  3. TimeWeaver

    TimeWeaver Warlord

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    What about Venice for a civ? I'd love to see that and I think it's worthy of that title considering the city's long-lasting influence and power. It would fit right in with culture and tourism.
     
  4. damnyankees

    damnyankees Warlord

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    Is it just me, or is that UA for Poland kind of terrible. It's not really fun to use in any way, it's entirely passive. The only way to "use" it better is to just be better at science to get to new eras faster.
     
  5. Uberfrog

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    Being other civs' boxing ring isn't exactly a great model to base a playable civ on. :p
     
  6. shadowplay

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    My guesses:

    Poland (duh)
    Hittites
    Sumerians
    Portugal
    Brazil
    Zulu
    A native American tribe (I'd guess one that hasn't been featured previously, maybe the Cherokee or Navajo or something)
    Manchus
    Indonesia
     
  7. InsanelyApple

    InsanelyApple Prince

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    Well, you'd get 6-8 free policies. Seems good to me.
     
  8. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    I dunno, Renaissance Italy feels VERY culturally distinct from Rome. It'd be a brilliant addition IMO and fits very well with the game's themes...
     
  9. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Jokerfied Western Male

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    You won't really need to be better at science overall, just direct your research to beeline techs that get you to the next era. It does seem really strong: You'll essentially havesix free policies if you hit the modern era and you'll always be able to adopt a new policy when a tree unlocks.
     
  10. damnyankees

    damnyankees Warlord

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    Have they ever had 2 civs in a game where they both had, without question, the exact same capital city? Even Germany and the HRE have different capitals.
     
  11. otaman1

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    I don't think Warsaw should be the Polish' capital. At the time Casimir III was king, Kraków was the capital. Unless of course, Fireaxis is using Warsaw so people won't get confuse. As for Assyria, I don't know. They basically share a lot of cities with Babylon.

    Confirmed civs:
    Kingdom of Poland

    Most likely:
    Assyrian Empire

    Plausible civs:
    - Portugal (trade, caravel, scramble for Africa)
    - African civ (scramble for Africa scenario)
    - Native American civ (civil war scenario)
    - Brazil (idk, dunno much about their history but I do know they're Portuguese)
    - Indonesia (Asian muslim country)

    I would love to see Srivijayan. They were the central trade center in Asia. Traders would pass through there controlling trade from China to India and Africa. But I doubt they'll make it in.
     
  12. Art Grin

    Art Grin Emperor

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    An interesting question is: Do you get a social policy for ancient era?
    If yes then Poland's UA could give them a nice heastart and getting free policies is a nice thing.
     
  13. TimeWeaver

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    Sukritact: I agree, a renaissance Italy has very little to do with Rome, and well Italy wasn't formed until 1848, so I guess it would be a great and very fitting civ, considering Africa and all.
     
  14. InsanelyApple

    InsanelyApple Prince

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    Any reason you think Manchuria?
    Florence was a capital of Italy.
     
  15. damnyankees

    damnyankees Warlord

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    Very good question. Essentially starting the game with a free policy would be a really big boost. If you took tradition, you just had 4 culture per turn from turn 1.

    The other question is - do these free policies increase the amount you need for the next policy? IIRC, the policy from The Oracle doesn't do that,
     
  16. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    It really depends on the sopols. I imagine they are getting revised again, what with the Trade routes and Ideology.

    It sounds like the Mayans only with Social Policies rather than Great Persons.
     
  17. damnyankees

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    True, but only for a few years. It was the capital of Italy the same was Philadelphia was the capital of the United States.
     
  18. sukritact

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    Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire (Constantinople and Istanbul)
     
  19. damnyankees

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    Good analogy.
     
  20. TimeWeaver

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    So, for the African scenario: Italy, Belgium, Kongo and Zulu. Possibly Morocco/Moors too.
    Add to that England, France, Egypt, Songhai, and perhaps Arabia.
     
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