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Catherine of Russia - Who wants to Play?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Harv, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. 5tephen

    5tephen Warlord

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    Well before you win this game, might as well build Three Gorges Dam on that little island in between continents?

    Reverting to T25 might be a bit extreme at this point... I'm not sure I'm confident you're joking though!

    No wonders game was a serious suggestion though.
     
  2. Harv

    Harv Emperor Supporter

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    I can't get the hammers. Maybe I build the Three Gorges Dam, but never build a Factory.

    :mwaha:
     
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  3. Qactus

    Qactus Romani ite domum

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  4. Harv

    Harv Emperor Supporter

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    This just happened!
    Spoiler :

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    Guess what this means! We can now build the Statue of Liberty!
     
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  5. Harv

    Harv Emperor Supporter

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    up to Turn 265

    We are slowly working our way through Sioux territory.

    Spoiler :

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    ...and our hopes of a religious victory just got dashed.

    Spoiler :

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    On the plus side, it means we have vassals that seem to be able to attack.

    SB stands for Stubborn Bugger, right?

    Spoiler :

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    I need a break.
     
  6. Harv

    Harv Emperor Supporter

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    to Turn 270

    We finally capitulated Stubborn Bugger.

    Spoiler :

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    We are so close.

    Spoiler :



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  7. Harv

    Harv Emperor Supporter

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    Finally!

    Spoiler :

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    I even bought a settler in case I was not getting the victory that turn.

    Thanks for watching. Thanks for sticking with me. See you next round.

    I was going to play with Louis next round, because my very uncreative theme has been creative leaders and he might be good if I like to spam forges and wonders. However, somebody has requested a no-wonder challenge. That being the case, I can try Kublai Khan and attempt the alternative to building wonder - capturing wonders. We also get to test out the Keshik rush, if it is available.

    Of course, we have to play the map. Are there situations where the map says I must build a certain wonder?
    The other thing I ran into on wonders is when the other continent builds them, they sure get advanced quickly.

    A No-Wonder suggested?
    With Kublai Khan?
    What level?
     
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  8. Jarno

    Jarno Warlord

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    Congratulations! It took a while but you've finally fulfilled a win condition :hatsoff:

    For your next game, I'd advice to move up to Immortal, try to minimize your buidlings & wonders habit (maybe with a no-wonder rule?), and focus on carefully chosen tech paths and swift and effective warfare. To be honest I struggle with this myself as well (I really recognise the 'well why don't I just build this wonder, it's not gonna harm me does it?' mindset), but on Immortal the AI will punish you for his behavior. :hammer: Good luck!

    Edit: see you already started a new game on Immortal
     
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  9. Gumbolt

    Gumbolt Phoenix Rising

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    Congrats. You finally got there. Dragged your feet a little near the end.
     
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