Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Archaelicos, Jun 16, 2013.
So I got pottery on turn 3 and then 500 gold on turn 8.
What do I buy? Go settler right away?
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.
Got a save?
2 or 3 archers for easy dominance.
The settler has the biggest pay off I think. Getting a city down 25 to 30 turns early is a massive boost.
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.
buy bows and get yourself 1 or 2 puppets ASAP.
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.
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?)
CBs = Composite Bows
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.
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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