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Civ VI is all about the GRID!!!

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Strategy & Tips' started by jakedamus, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. AmtrakQuebec

    AmtrakQuebec Chieftain

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    Yeah, I was doing that with the Research projects and was completing them in 1-2 turns! The Great People ROR was through the roof!

    I just tried this with Montezuma on Deity because I thought the ability of the builders to speed up the districts would be a powerful addition, but not so much.
     
  2. Roxlimn

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    Gridding depends on the terrain and how much gridding you can do. There are a variety of possible hex formations. The triangle is just the most basic one. It depends on what you have in addition for adjacency, whether you can afford to buy the tiles for it, and whether the District benefits from adjacency at all. Obviously, you want to reserve the central spots for those that benefit most from adjacency, and if the tip of one of the triangles is just Desert, well then that's a good place for an Encampment or Entertainment District.

    Three cities throwing their districts together, and then building your empire in three-city regions is one of the approaches to Civ 6. Another one is to build the entire empire on a gigantic hexagonal grid, with each city more or less seeing to its own adjacencies. The two approaches are mutually exclusive. If you have a bunch of cities throwing their Industrial Zones into the center, then none of those Zones will participate in the production of a new city.

    If you build in a giant grid, You don't pay as much attention to District adjacency. Instead, you exploit terrain adjacencies and then each city throws production to the center and to the two adjacent cities. There's a central city and six orbital cities. The six orbitals mainly throw to three cities - the center and each adjacent one. So each orbital city gets three Factory bonuses - one for each neighbor and the central city. The central city gets 7 factory bonuses - one for each orbital and its own. Of course, you build the Colosseum and the first Entertainment Complex in Rome. Wait, did I say Rome? I meant Central City. All roads lead to your capital, whatever Civ you build, of course. Having a central Colosseum means you throw the benefit to 7 cities.

    The Capital itself will tend not to favor Industrial first, if it's not in a good spot. After all, once the orbital get their factories up, it'll get a lot of help building a central IZ in no time. Alternatively, if the capital is Production-rich, then it can get its Factory up first and help a lot of the peripheral cities along.

    Both strategies could be in play at the same time, since getting a perfect hexagonal grid is often not achievable on a Standard map. Deserts tend to get in the way. Water, too. So if you only have 4 points of the hexagon up, you can pull back the factory center towards the end that's populated. That will allow those respective cities to participate in a local three-city regional setup just outside the civ-wide hexagonal interaction.

    Of course, each hexagonal orbital city can help to set up a new city along its locality, and once it's set up, they will have a two-city interaction. The orbital will then have 4 cities feeding it, which can end up competing with the capital for productive capacity!

    In settling a new site (in another continent, or in a dedicated three-region style), it's often best to set up two or three cities at once past Industrial, just to get them up and running faster. You'll want two cities already founded once the new Factory comes online.
     
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    Thanks, that saved my a few hours of analysis why i have now late in the game for a new founded city so different production - and yes, productions is not an issue when per luck or with other ways the coverage is active.
     
  4. AmtrakQuebec

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    Yeah, I just played Japan on Deity using this and it was almost too easy. The sick bonuses, the Electronics Factory and the fact that they can build some of the districts faster is just way too OP.
     
  5. Lundarian

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    Im curious, have anyone tested how much of an adjecency bonus is possible for a single Hansa district? if only considering adjecent commercial hubs? So far I have managed 8 production from sorrounding commercial hubs alone.
     
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    and if you notice there are ~4 gaps around each city where you could put a "filler/support" city

    The max coverage for a single city is ~21 (assuming no Toronto) (13 cities distance 9, supporting factories at distance 6, 7?8 cities at distance 5 supporting factories at..distance 5..and 1 in the city itself)
     
  8. elitetroops

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    You can have at least 8 cities in inner ring at distance 5 (with the 8th slightly further out) and an outer ring of 13 at distance 9. This makes 21, plus the city's own factory. There's also a GE that can give +3 range to a city further away to make it 23 without Toronto.
     
  9. Dman4civ

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    Yes... If you can create a triangular force of 3 cities, using each city's Hansa/Commercial district to create a 6 tile triangle... each Commercial district will have TWO adjacent Hansa's therefore, each Hansa will have to adjacent Commercial Districts... the three cities will become a Financial/Industrial powerhouse for which ALL other German cities can rely on!!
     
  10. Victoria

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    If you place 3 cities close their borders fill nicely by the and of the game allowing for very plentiful gold bonuses
     
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    Teach me your ways necromancer.
     

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