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Favorite Civs?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by modernalextg, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. CEO Daedalus

    CEO Daedalus Gibsoneer

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    I have a semi-mod (not one really to be released) There are changes. like the Americans new unique is the famous civil war. Yankee, which replaces the rifleman. and no it has nothing to do with Derek Jeter.
     
  2. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    I'm a little surprised the American's UU wasn't an upgraded marine, or perhaps a scout mod. Seems to me that Marines are the thing that people think about when they think about US armed forces, not a fighter.
     
  3. ecuwins

    ecuwins Emperor

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    ^^^True. To me the fighter represents the US's air superiority since the end of WW2. Granted USSR had some nice stuff too but I still think the US has them beat.
     
  4. Jazzmail

    Jazzmail King

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    Rome. I like Greece too. I have a thing for the classic.
     
  5. Findus

    Findus Warlord

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    1. Maya, Agricultural and industrial=>fits like a glove
    2. France
    3. Iroquois
    4. HANNIBAL! :p
    5. Japan
     
  6. dgfred

    dgfred Sports Freak

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    1-Vikings :viking:

    2-Germans :beer:

    3-Celts :trouble:

    4-Iroquois :spear:
     
  7. Hydrogen

    Hydrogen Chieftain

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    I normally play Emperor on a on Huge Map with Spaceship and Conquest being the only 2 win options ... so it's got to be

    Celts - If I want to ensure that I can wipe every other civ off the face of the map.

    Rome - If I want an extended bloodbath

    Germany or Russia - If I want to grasp victory after a slow start.

    Japan or America - If I want my arse kicked (for some unkown reason whenever I play either of these two I always seem to start "sandwiched" between 2 of the following:
    Persians (UU say no more)
    Celts (awesome UU)
    Rome
    Carthage (wicked defensive UU in the NM)
     
  8. Mursi lives

    Mursi lives Warlord

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    Hello,
    I play at DG level, usally with all random map.
    My favorites:

    1. Random.;) I like to try something new.
    2. Hittites. Poor UU, but they have both my favourites traits. Good traders IMO, much better than their reputation.
    3. Zulus. Very fun to play. :devil: :trouble: :spank: :hammer2:
    4. Aztecs. With their UU, they seem to have 3 traits.
    5. Portugal. King of explorers => king of traders. And yes, I like the outsiders.
     
  9. Filo01

    Filo01 Chieftain

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    I'm just wandering how you got these civs? i downloaded the 1.29f patch, is there something i'm missing?

    i'm currently playing the original civs 3
     
  10. btfx

    btfx Prince

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    I think C3C had more civs than the original. I play conquests (aka C3C).
     
  11. Findus

    Findus Warlord

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    Had? did they add more? meh...
     
  12. Filo01

    Filo01 Chieftain

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    ty, i guess i'll have to find me a copy of c3c :D, btw is that a expansion or a whole new game?

    my favorate civs are,

    Japan, i love the samurai :D,
    Persians, idus & immortals rock(though iron resources are always a bich to find when i play this civ, weird)
     
  13. Mursi lives

    Mursi lives Warlord

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    Play the world (ptw) and Conquests (C3C) both are extensions. Each adds 8 new civs.
     
  14. btfx

    btfx Prince

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    Vanilla is missing SIXTEEN?! I'm glad I got complete.
     
  15. Andoo

    Andoo Warlord

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    Japan is my absolute favorite. Samurai FTW :D

    But seriously I can't understand how cloth-wearing samurai can have more defense than knight in plate and run at 70km/h(aka as fast as horses) :crazyeye:
     
  16. RickFGS

    RickFGS Deity

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    Number 1 - Portugal| Hey! Its my country!

    Killers - Sumeria, Iroquois, Maya, Aztecs, Celts and Zulu.

    Love to play with Carthage - it can be one of the best if playing huge maps (el mencey´s 362x362) pbems or hotseat games, industrial - workers 2x faster and seadomination and expantion early in the game, they lack agricultural meaning you have to get that cows and wheat really fast ;).

    Numidian mercenary - An hoplite with 2 attack? Wicked....playable till Cavalry comes along.
     
  17. Allanc

    Allanc Chieftain

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    favourite civ - English

    not on Pangea they can be unbeatable.
    Start with pottery and fast ships mean its not hard to keep up with the tech lead. And add on the fact u get extra gold from the sea to finance your research and england is not as bad as it sounds i the beggining.
    Fantastic UU that can make your land invulnerable and give you a huge navy for very small upkeep.

    oh and seafaring + Commerce = gold gold gold
     
  18. btfx

    btfx Prince

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    I thought seafaring + Commerce = food gold gold, I'm probably wrong, what does seafaring do again (besides extra movement and cheaper harbors)?
     
  19. MAS

    MAS Deity

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    extra commerce in coastal city's core.
     
  20. btfx

    btfx Prince

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    Ahh, I thought it was foods.
    I still think Industrious or agricultural would result in more commerce. At least for most of the game.
     

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