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Favorite Colonization Civ

What's your Favorite Colonization Civ?

  • England

    Votes: 14 23.3%
  • France

    Votes: 7 11.7%
  • Spain

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Netherlands

    Votes: 34 56.7%

  • Total voters
    60
  • Poll closed .

dalgo

Emperor
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Feb 23, 2002
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Auckland, New Zealand
No contest - the Dutch start with two major advantages, better economy because of more stable prices and a faster ship. Either would be enough for me to choose them but to have both makes them very strong in the early game.
 

Godwynn

March to the Sea
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May 17, 2003
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Gimme that Merchantman!
 

Supr49er

2011 Thunderfall Cup
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The 4 cargo merchantman makes the Dutch my choice.
 

boogaboo

Josef Popper 4ever
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Oct 2, 2003
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Holon, Israel
I sell I buy...
Must be dutch.

English are second IMO.
 

Lord Chambers

Emperor
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Nov 23, 2001
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After much study, I've decided that the English are the best European Power when simply trying to defeat the expeditionary army (as opposed to running up a high score), because they have useful professions earlier in their immigration queue. As the Dutch, you'll rarely find carpenters or elder statesmen, and in three straight games I didn't get a single blacksmith. The English however, while their 2/3rds cross bonus is almost worthless in the big picture, get these professions much more frequently, and they're much more useful than ones that create cash crops.
 

carniflex

Stratêgos
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Jul 23, 2002
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356
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Athinai
Either you enlarge your population by selling things and buying people in Europe, then the dutchs are the best choice
Or you enlarge your population by producing food, then french may be the best choice.

English are usefull in the beginning because religious immigration is 50% higher. But, very soon, trading or producing food will be more productive than producing crosses. I dont think that the English are a good choice

I've not tried the spanish for a long time
 

one2tieyourshoe

Warlord
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Messages
180
Either you enlarge your population by selling things and buying people in Europe, then the dutchs are the best choice
Or you enlarge your population by producing food, then french may be the best choice.

English are usefull in the beginning because religious immigration is 50% higher. But, very soon, trading or producing food will be more productive than producing crosses. I dont think that the English are a good choice

I've not tried the spanish for a long time

I used to be a Dutch only player but now I play as the French. I've worked out a new strategy that being French helps on.
 

Macezek

Warlord
Joined
Jan 12, 2006
Messages
204
Location
London, ON, Canada
I always played Dutch, since they had that economic advantage, and I developed a pretty good strategy with them. I never tried hard enough to play as other powers though, though I did like being Spanish.
 

Bad Player

Deity
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Oct 31, 2005
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(Bris)Vegas!
I was bad at the game, being only young. Nonethelesss I played Dutch or English as favourites. I felt that the immigration the English got wasn't much good if you couldn't use all the useless colonists so I think I preferred the Dutch IIRC.
 

Dale

Mohawk Games Developer
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Mar 14, 2002
Messages
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I'm surprised more people haven't picked Spain. With their bonus against the natives, it's a wipeout fest of the natives. You make so much gold from the Aztecs and Incas, who needs an economy? And what do you buy with all that gold? A huge army! I can win as the Spanish twice as fast as anyone else.
 

Gelion

Retired Captain
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Jul 25, 2004
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12,958
Location
Earth Dome
French due to conversion bonus.
 
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