In Conquest of the Month 162 you rule as Queen Elisabeth over the Seafaring and Commercial English, who already know Pottery and Alphabet.
This game was designed by Captain Jack, and this is how he presents the game:
In COTM 162 you take the helm of England in a Deity-level contest. This is an opportunity to show that you are able to navigate the tricky waters and bring H.M.S. Britannia to dominance. There are several changes to the rules designed to increase your chances of success. First a new wonder:
: This mysterious structure may be built after the discovery of Masonry. It will promote the spread of Druidic rituals throughout your land increasing the general happiness and stimulating a population growth mimicked by the creation of a granary in each of your cities worldwide. These pagan practices will be eliminated by the adoption of monotheism and those pseudo-granaries will then disappear, so it is not equal to the Pyramids. This replaces the Mausoleum of Mausollos and the Ai can and will build it. Probably before you at the Deity level, but who knows?
Next, a new unique unit:
(4/4/2): Available at Gunpowder, these heavy mounted units are mobile musketman that dismount to fight, and can trigger a golden age. Their nags are mostly draft horses, so saltpeter is the only resource required and as an added bonus they treat all terrain as road. They will not upgrade. Cost is 60 shields, same as for Musketmen, but they have significantly more offensive punch and were quite useful in trial play. This unit is unique to the English, but you must survive to the Middle Ages to build it.
Finally, a change to the traditional UU:
(4/3/5): This dreaded English frigate has been given a bump on defense. Its notable feature is that it may enslave enemy warships. Rule Britannia!
: Archipelago. You can smell the salt.
: Spain, France, Zulu, Celts, Japan, Scandinavia, Germany, Byzantium
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- The game is released on January 1, 2023
- Submissions are due by March 31, 2023