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Civ 5 Playthru -How to Conquer the World by being Poor, Upset and Massively Outgunned

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Stories & Let's Plays' started by lemmy101, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Narn

    Narn Warlord

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    quick(and possibly a stupid) question: how do you get great scientists/people in this version of the game?
     
  2. Drago Askani

    Drago Askani Warlord

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    Nice! I am playing as Babylon also. 150 turns into my game (roughly) just taking a short forum break before I dive back in. Though I chose to use a small map as my first game. Only 5 other civs. Playing on earth map as well though my start had me starting near what would probably be modern day germany. I do believe that the last civ I havent met may have been given the Americas all to itself...
     
  3. lemmy101

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    Same as always... wonders, or working specialists in cities.

    WAR!



    Turn 1: Bismark sends in those swordsmen that I 'scared off' earlier, capturing my poor workers.

    It's at this point it occurs to me I ONLY BUILT ONE WORKER. What am I playing at?

    Sadly I forgot to screen cap. But they parked themselves in a nice cosy forest, which meant they did some serious damage to my swordsmen when I attacked.



    The pikemen come forward and save the day, claiming the forest tile and securing the border, at which point the swordsmen get terribly insecure and annoyed at the pikemen for high fiving eachother and taking all the glory.

    Fear not swordsmen, I know who did the heavy lifting!
     
  4. guczy

    guczy Warlord

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    Lemmy you didnt quite answer the question that interests the most people on this forum: how organic does the map feel?
     
  5. lemmy101

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    Just as I start moving my archers up to the north west support the front line (I wish I had money to upgrade!) I notice some sneaky spearmen sneaksing through the forest toward the south.



    KABLAMMO!
     
  6. lemmy101

    lemmy101 Emperor

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    It's like looking out of a plane window or sommat. ;D

    I included that with hexes. Looks and feels and plays awesome. With terrain costs and hex movement it makes a heap load more sense and is more intuitive. Looks lurvely too but then I've only seen a bit of the world so far because of my piddling exploration skills.
     
  7. lemmy101

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    That sneaky moustachioed rascal! Embarks them across toward my capital. It's a good job he's alon--oh wait archers and more spearmen.

    This war is going well.
     
  8. Gnollen

    Gnollen Chieftain

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    epic thread! That Bismark sounds like one grouchy fellow.
     
  9. lemmy101

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    My city defences still don't quite finish those spearmen off, but hopefully their capacity for hurt has been diminished since I broken all their bits off.

    Through the power of roads my bowmen return to the scene.

    The German spearmen are in the hilly woods. No point in attacking those, my pikemen will get mauled (I realise at this point that's where I SHOULD BE STOOD). And those enemy archers will be able to shoot at them where they're stood.... PULL BACK TO THE CITY, MEN!



    If I can tempt the spearmen out of the woods I'll have a shot at whacking them, but of course risk my horseys getting pillaged with no workers left.

    I do good war, me.
     
  10. Huck Finn

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    I only was able to play a few hours earlier... very different feel to this game, but I really like it so far.

    Some questions...

    1. Am I not able to see how many health points a military unit has, I believe out of ten?

    2. How big is a city likely to expand? How far should I be placing each city apart? Do I not need to worry as much about building on rivers because you can build farms anyway?
     
  11. lemmy101

    lemmy101 Emperor

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    The spearmen retreat and the archers decide to embark. What they didn't see is my two bowmen returning to the action. BAM!



    Along with city bombardment I rip them apart.

    I think Bismark needs to abandon his attack plan on this area, it's too heavily defended.

    I'll try suggesting it to h--

    oh never mind...

    In other news I'm beaten to the Hagia Sophia. Damn.
     
  12. lemmy101

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    Bismark settles right near my borders. This means war! Oh wait, I forgot....

    I continue my defence against his spearmen, who keeps sloping off to heal. It may be my imagination, but since you get a small amount of XP for being attacked, is he just farming XP off my city bombardments then going off to heal?

    Also notice that my civs are all whinging again. Babylonians are miserable sods. Oh and I FINALLY researched sailing.

    I'm starting to notice the numbers of German units increasing, starting to panic a bit...
     
  13. MashPotato

    MashPotato Chieftain

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    Enjoying the walkthrough! Bismark looks a bit scary, though ;)
    Just curious how many turns (or what year) you're in?
     
  14. lemmy101

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    1650 - or approximately 10 years before the historic collapse of the Babylonian Empire.

    They'll go out like they came in. Frowning.
     
  16. lemmy101

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    Just when things look bleak, my improved economy (banks were built a few turns ago) means that I can upgrade the pikemen to riflemen!



    Weee, they swap tiles with the poorly swordsmen and the German spearmen snort derisively. "What are these strange contraptions?" They snigger.
     
  17. lemmy101

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    "My husband was killed by an exploding stick, you say?" wept the German widow.



    I suspect this war is won now, to be honest. I upgrade my second pikeman to a rifleman back at Akkad.
     
  18. lemmy101

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    Bismark agrees to peace. It will be short-lived however, as as soon as I sort out my stupid miserable empire I'm coming back for you!

    I'm researching Astronomy. Not long before I can go and see what mayhem is going on in Europe!
     
  19. Horserush

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    Awesome thread, you've made my workday bearable! :)
     
  20. ShaqFu

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    I'll admit to laughing way more than I should have at Bismarck's reaction to Riflemen. :D
     

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