Challenge-XX-02

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  1. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Elite Quattromaster - Emperor (BTS) Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    While the general Hall of Fame is an ongoing competition, we are running a series of ten games called the Hall of Fame Challenge Series - "Rise of the English". Standard Hall of Fame rules (*) still apply, but your best submission meeting the settings of one of the games will be counted towards the Challenge.

    (*) Please read the >> HOF rules << BEFORE playing!
    (*) Games must be played using the >> BUFFY MOD 3.19.005 <<
    (*) Games to be submitted via the >> Civ IV Hall of Fame Website <<
    (*) New players, please >> register << using your CFC forum name

    Settings:

    • Victory Condition: Religious (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
    • Difficulty: Warlord
    • Starting Era: Ancient
    • Map Size: Standard
    • Speed: Normal
    • Map Type: Great Plains
    • Required: One City Challenge
    • Civ: England
    • Opponents: Must include America (Washington), Carthage (Hannibal), China (Qin Shi Huang), Native America (Sitting Bull), Ottoman (Suleiman), Persia (Darius)
    • Version: 3.19.005
    • Date: 25th June 2018 to 24th January 2019

    The earliest finish date wins, with score as a tiebreaker.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
  2. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    I think this difficulty gets 2 free wins vs. barbs.

    Haven't seen great plains with its crazy starts in a long time.
     
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    Whoa, you can pop Workers from huts on Warlord! :eek:

    Sadly, the end made me hiss badly.
     
  4. Noble Zarkon

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    It's 3!

    And Settlers!! For games at this level I tend not use MapFinder, I'll keep regenerating a map until I pop a Worker or Settler on Turn 0! :shifty:
     
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    Oh!
    You're right, it is 3 wins.

    Keep in mind those free wins are not 100% guaranteed.
    It is still possible for the barbarian to inflict some damage, but it is very rare.
    Spoiler :

    Once the human gets 3 wins against the barbs, then battle odds are correct once again.
     
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    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    So, faceplanted again.
    DoW'd a faraway civ for some extra diplo, forgot his Warrior can kill my Christian missionary.
    Spoiler :

    But the 3rd try was a charm!
    Got the exact votes needed with Churchill (+2 happiness might be better than Elizabeth)...
    Spoiler :

    Great Plains can take a lot of walking for the missionaries.
    Send out 3 right away to the farthest civs.
    Carefully count tiles and if you build a moderately sized road, it might be possible to build the final 3 missionaries after the AP, but it is very difficult to do.
    Don't forget spreading to a city with 1 religion present is only like 83% or 87% chance to spread successfully.

    Don't really need much hut luck on this one, just a Worker from 1st or 2nd hut.
     
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  7. Noble Zarkon

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    This is harder than it looks. I've been trying for a day or so (it's a pretty short game, except that I can't get a win ;)) and finally decided to try Kaitzilla's 1880 save, to see if I could get there with a head start. I could not. I didn't get a vote until 1000 BC (probably because I built a missionary part way through building the AP), didn't get pop up and washington was the guy every disliked, not hannibal.
     
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    ok - apparently, aggressive leaders is the key to keeping them from spamming missionaries. I got a 650 BC, which is nothing, but hey! I got on the board! ish.
     
  10. Noble Zarkon

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    Congratulations, aggressive leaders worked - wonder if aggressive AI would have done as well??
     

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