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Crazy start - Babylon on King, popped Pottery & then El Dorado

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Archaelicos, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Archaelicos

    Archaelicos Warlord

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    So I got pottery on turn 3 and then 500 gold on turn 8.

    What do I buy? Go settler right away?
     
  2. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    Could do that. Could also buy a granary and an extra scout, to boost growth and scout more effectively. Or a shrine and (with one CS's worth of meeting gold) a monument.
     
  3. coold457

    coold457 Chieftain

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    Got a save?
     
  4. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    2 or 3 archers for easy dominance.
     
  5. anthropophage

    anthropophage Warlord

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    The settler has the biggest pay off I think. Getting a city down 25 to 30 turns early is a massive boost.
     
  6. glory7

    glory7 King

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    beeline writing and get GL - NC. if you have a dear or wheat tile, buy granary. or if you have mining lux or river farm-able tiles buy worker. For babylon, early NC and expanding is the best strategy in most cases.
     
  7. Syailendra

    Syailendra Prince

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    buy bows and get yourself 1 or 2 puppets ASAP.
     
  8. Justice1337

    Justice1337 Sofa King

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    For any other Civ I would say it's a no brainer. Buy a Settler, found a city next to El Dorado if possible, work the tile immediately, open Liberty and go for Collective Rule first. Four or more cities by Turn 20, win game.

    But Babylon's Bowmen are about as strong as CB's. If you researched Archery and bought 2, you could probably take 2 capitals early.
     
  9. civzombie

    civzombie Prince

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    If you have forrest, you could buy a couple workers, get mining after writing, and then tree chop to beat the AI to the Great Library.

    EDIT - (removing acronyms, BTW, to the previous poster, what is CB?)
     
  10. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    CBs = Composite Bows
     
  11. BrokTheFanatic

    BrokTheFanatic Warlord

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    Heh yep, that is crazy. Finding El dorado first almost feels like cheating ;)

    I think settler. Granary is a nice option, especially if you starting location is really good and has wheat/bananas/deer.
     
  12. Archaelicos

    Archaelicos Warlord

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    I have all the DLC civs, not sure which ones you'd need. This is the raw start but you obviously know El Dorado isn't far away. I've restarted this one a few times to figure out the best way to play it. The bowman rush isn't as good as I'd hoped.
     

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