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Canada. Very Good Civ. Perhaps One of the Best on Deity.

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by MarigoldRan, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    Deity/Large/Epic Speed/Pangea/Standard Everything Else.

    Neighbors: Mongolia, Zulu, Macedon, Mapuche, Persia. Other civs: Norway, Pedro, Maori.

    Easy win. Expand to 8 cities. Build no early military units. Mass chariots. Upgrade to Curaissers. Crush.

    Any other civ would have struggled in that situation (with Mongolia starting 15 tiles away). But with Canada you get a free economic boom early on no matter who your neighbors are.

    People think Canada is bad warmonger or a bad civ. They're really not. With Canada, you can easily boom to 6-8 cities (ignore pretty much all early military except for 3 late slingers) and then turtle to Ballistics, upgrade to Cursaissers, and then crush everyone from there on out.
     
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  2. Gloompy

    Gloompy Chieftain

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    Exactly. This is actually why I have not played Canada yet. Good for winning, but how about dynamics? Blegh.
     
  3. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    Yes! They're a wonderful civ for winning on Deity.
     
  4. bengalryan9

    bengalryan9 Prince

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    Nerf Canada!

    ...if only so he'll stop making threads about the exact same thing. ;)
     
  5. SharTeel

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    It won't help, he'll just start posting the same thing over and over and over and over about his next favorite civ.
     
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    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Kupe Navigator Warlord

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    Great Gligimash laughs at mongral Canada!
    But seriously gilgimash can do all of this without upgrading with his infamous war cart
    In domination it is quicker the better.
     
  8. incroc

    incroc Chieftain

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    Why would I want to ignore early military? It gives you barb camps, exploration and eurekas. You don't exactly need a throng of units to fend off Mr. AI if he's in a foul mood.
     
  9. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    Opportunity cost. For the cost of 3 slingers, you can pump out 2 builders, which can be used to chop out settlers faster. For exploration, you can use a 1-charge builder. Your warrior can deal with most early barb camps.

    Also, as Canada, it's usual to skip Craftsmanship and go straight for Early Empire and get the +50% settler production card. You can easily expand up to 5 or 6 cities as Canada by the classical era.
     
  10. playshogi

    playshogi Emperor

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    What happens if you meet 3 AI on one turn and you don't have 75 gold to appease them and they denounce you the next turn?
     
  11. MrRadar

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    @playshogi See whether you can borrow some cash for gpt, from themselves or other AI, if you must. If it turns out well, the small extra expenses will have paid off.
     
  12. Stringer1313

    Stringer1313 King

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    What about Canada’s abilities make them an early boom civ? I at first thought this was a joke post (is it?) I’m at a total loss here
     
  13. playshogi

    playshogi Emperor

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    They don't have to worry about surprise war and apparently the AI that would declare surprise war is too dumb to denounce 5 turns beforehand. Therefore, you can skip building military and easily expand (if you have room) and if you have gold to appease AI with 25g upon meeting them.
     
  14. Stringer1313

    Stringer1313 King

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    ah got it, thank you!
     
  15. MonkeyPaw

    MonkeyPaw Chieftain

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    Canada is not quite the easy mode it was now that the barbarians are a threat again.
     
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  16. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    Well yes. Back to Inca.
     
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  18. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    There's also Gorgo.
     

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