Favorite Civ/ Leader

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  1. Lincoln3457

    Lincoln3457 A Walrus

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    :band:Hi, new to forums. Just wanted to know what other people had as there fav civ / leader. THEY DONT HAVE TO BE THE SAME CIV!!! My favorite Civ is the United States and favorite leader is Lincoln:):band:
     
  2. Camikaze

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    Firstly, welcome to CFC, Lincoln3457.

    Secondly, this topic has been done many times before.

    Thirdly, in terms of actually playing, I'd have to say Louis XIV (I like Creative and Industrious- it works for what I do) and probably Rome (Praetorian rush). In terms of who and what I like seeing, and playing as, probably Stalin (pushover with a cool moustache) and Germany (Panzers are pretty neat).
     
  3. champ82

    champ82 Immortal Ruler

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    Hmmmmm..... Lincoln IS amazing. If you want a really powerful combo try Lincoln of Egypt.

    I can't say who my favorites are so I'll throw out the ones I think don't get enough props.

    - Frederick is by far the best leader to ensure a GE corporation. GE corporations really change the game. They make state property look like kid's stuff IMO. Disclaimer : Writer knows SP is appropriate in many situations, no need to tell him this.

    - Charlie's UB is fantastic. It balances out IMP for rexing. Also IMP and PRO are not useless and have good gunpowder synergy later down the road.

    - Perciles has the coolest traits (not neccesarily the best.) His UB is fantastic. Also it was my first emperor win and only on normal speed so he has a special place in my heart.

    -Brenus (as a leader, not a fan of the celts, but Brenus' traits are so good it almost doesn't matter.)

    -Ramssess - don't believe the hype - this guy is still good on prince, monarch and emperor. IND and SPI has fantastic synergy, no anarch, switch to beuracracy when building wonder in capital, etc. Plus certain wonders like AP (which you can get sooner from bulbing a priest), U of Sankore, Spiral Miranet and Sistine Chapel go very well with SPI.

    and more obvious

    -Hannibal is quite strong

    I don't have a favorite civ or leader though. Again though, Lincoln IS quite powerful.
     
  4. Antilogic

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    I don't play with Unrestricted Leaders, and I have a handful of favorites (Elizabeth, Lincoln, Frederick, Hannibal, and Pericles all immediately spring to mind, I'm certain I'm leaving a couple out). I love the Cha, Fin, Org, and Phi traits. Give me those and I'm happy.

    My most recent game I played as Hannibal was incredible. I had no metals. None. And they were all deep within my enemy's borders. I ended up conquering the better half of the continent using nothing but Numidians, archers, and catapults. Recovered the economy quickly thanks to the Financial trait, finally got iron for the late medieval ages, and then went on to fight off the Burger King who conquered the other continent in a massive Industrial-age world war. One of my favorite rounds so far.
     
  5. DABegley

    DABegley Warlord

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    Hannibal is my favorite followed closely by Zara Yaqob. The synergy of Hannibal's traits and UB with the economic portion of the game is great and Zara is an awesomecculture victory REXer with good UU.
     
  6. Ghpstage

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    I was recently amazed by Pericles when I managed to produce my 6th Great Scientist in 40AD :eek: although he still has a way to go before he beats Ghandi as my fav :D
     
  7. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    I like

    Cathy - Great for REX and mounted forces.
    Wang - Nice tech, Hwachas rule, decent culture
    Charlemange - very solid
    De Gaulle - wonder economy
    Louis - great culture
    Willem - great culture, great at trade
    Freddie - great warrior
     
  8. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Gilgamesh wins if he gets copper anywhere nearby. Willem van Oranje is good too for a space race win. My favorite trait is creative, most people underestimate it.
     
  9. bestbrian

    bestbrian Just this guy, ya know?

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    Carthage is a very strong Civ, and Hannibal is ridiculously good.

    Ottomans are the most flexible.

    I've had loads of fun with DeGaulle of Spain. Charismatic Conquistadors and highly promoted siege for gobbling up huge amounts of map.
     
  10. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I'm a mathematician, so I like Greece ;)

    Liz or Hatty are my favourite leaders though I thiink.
     
  11. JonathanStrange

    JonathanStrange PrinceWithA1000Enemies

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    Julius and the Romans for me: when I'm bored, tired of it all, nothing inspires me like going Praetorian on the world.
     
  12. Phoenician

    Phoenician Tiberium Warrior

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    My favorite is Suleiman of Ottomans. Awesome traits, Awesome civ.

    Followed closely by Elizabeth and Ramesess.
     
  13. Tronicoz

    Tronicoz vikingz

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    hammurabi .aggresive oragnized= lovely
    ragnar lodbrok. aggresive finacial = lovely great uu
    montezuma aggresive spiritual = lovely just cool
    boudica = aggresive charismatic= lovely imba war!!!
    shaka = aggresive expansive lovely + bestUB!!!
    rome = best uu

    prolly missed some1, but i luv these <3
     
  14. PhroX

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    Either Asoka or Mehmed. Both because of their huge versatility.
     
  15. Notadolfhitler

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    My favorites are
    Willem Van Oranje for water maps. Justinian for land maps
    Alexander the Great for agressive maps.
    Darius for money maps :p

    Justinians and willys UUs are probably one of the best in the game (and the hippodrome is nice too)
     
  16. PaulusIII

    PaulusIII Unholy Warlord

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    Genghis Khan! Crush the world under your heel!
     
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    The East Indianaman UU is one of the best in the game? It's way too situational to count in my book. Now, the Byzantines on the other hand have an awesome UU and UB combo.
     
  18. damnation

    damnation Frothing Rabbitine Sabor

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    Nappy (Indusrious for lots of wonders:Charismatic for Warring posiblilities and less :() of the Vikings (love the beserkerers (grammer check)on their speedy ships) :viking:
     
  19. IAM

    IAM Emperor

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    Hatty of Arabia is my fun spot.
     
  20. bestbrian

    bestbrian Just this guy, ya know?

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    DeGaulle is CHA/IND, not Napolean (CHA/ORG?).
     

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