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Favorite Leader/Strat?

Discussion in 'RoM Strategy & Tips' started by JanissaryRush, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. JanissaryRush

    JanissaryRush Warlord

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    I like Pericles and Ghandi for GP booming. With Prolet and than Feudal I can just build farms without any cottages.
     
  2. Afforess

    Afforess The White Wizard

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    I play as myself (I coded my own civ, for kicks.) but my traits are financial and industrious. The 50% wonder speed boost is very helpful.
     
  3. generalstaff

    generalstaff Steadfast

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    I like Bismarck, Aggressive and Scientific. That means that I have a more advanced army which starts out with better promotions. I like Scientific over Financial since it would give me overkill EPs since I like to have a small trickle early to keep an eye on what the AI is researching. I do admit I liked the Expansive trait back when it gave building bonuses for Doctors Office.
     
  4. CivEikka

    CivEikka Warlord

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    Nice synergy with traits (I've allways liked GP farms,) and in RoM, if you settle (in your holicity, if you have early religion) like 4-5 great merchants (and that's not much, with Philosophical leader and patrician civic) You get +28-35gpt (depends if 4 or 5) and + the patrician bonus +1gpt/specialist + any markets/grocers/banks.. Helps with food also. :F

    And creative for that reason that you don't lose your land in cultural fight.
     
  5. Protozoan

    Protozoan Warlord

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    I think Mansa could be an awesome techer.
    Fin + Sci and the Mint helps get even more cash as a UB. Not too many UUs but that's cool still.
     
  6. little_cyclone

    little_cyclone Loyal Civ4 & C2C mod player

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    Pericles for Scientific & Philosophical, + Siamese Civ for Ho Trai (library). Tech race here I come!

    Or if I feel like going on the warpath early and often, Boudica for Charismatic + Aggressive.
     
  7. cheesemijit

    cheesemijit Prince

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    Henry VIII, Scientific and Industrious. Scientific lets you get the techs for Wonders before others and Industrious lets you build the wonders faster than the others! You could easily build every wonder in your capitol if it wasnt for the wonder cap, which i suppose is a good thing.
     
  8. swobig

    swobig Chieftain

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    I always play with Mansa Musa - I have to have the financial bonus and like the scientific boost as well. The wonder bonus would be nice, but I'm an attacker so I'll just take your wonders so build on! The mint is very nice. I'd like to see a leader with financial and the trait that requires only half of the experience to upgrade (can't remember what it is called). Not sure I could leave Mansa and with Warlords this may not be needed anyway...
     
  9. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Bismarck Scientific Aggressive, tougher and more advanced units

    @swobig you are looking for the trait "Charismatic"
     
  10. fireclaw722

    fireclaw722 Imperial Guard

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    I like Bismarck and the German civ, a perfect Industrial Combo. Plus, all of those
    Late-Industrial/Early-Modern UUs make for a devastating army.
     
  11. szemek77

    szemek77 Prince

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    Surprisingly, Mansa Musa is doing very bad in my games. I would say, that all African leaders which were very strong in BtS (Mansa, Zara and Shaka) - political correctness? - aren't any good in RoM/AND any more.

    In that aspect, RoM has nothing to do with real history, since the best western civs are usually behind, at least in my games. Khmer, Carthaginians, Celts, Incans - these are always strong. Kind of strange feeling, seeing Washington and Bismarck as Khmer vassals :)

    I love 3 traits - financial, scientific and industrial. Any combination of them will do (Henry VIII is a good example).
     
  12. generalstaff

    generalstaff Steadfast

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    I find Menelik II of the Abyssininas to be a worthy opponent. However, I think this issue has to do with AI aggression. In RoM, aggressive AI leaders seem to fall to revolutions, start suicidal wars, and fail at diplomacy; and it does not help that Shaka is in the same league as Montezuma when it comes to aggression (I have gotten feedback that the Hitler LH I added has the same issue).
     
  13. Drmanbot

    Drmanbot Chieftain

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    Where does one get Henry The 8th? I've got the most recent version of ROME (3.05) and he never comes up as a choice in my game starter thingy.
     
  14. generalstaff

    generalstaff Steadfast

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    That is likely an issue with the added English ArtStyles. Henry is included with current version of Rise of Mankind as a modular leader. If you want to play with a leader with the same traits, download my Leaderhead Pack 2 and play as Meiji.

    Be sure the bring that issue up with zulu9812 so that he can add the proper code.
     
  15. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    you also need RoM FULL
     
  16. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Henry VIII is my favourite leader, as he can grab LOADS of wonders with industrious and scientific (scientific to get techs for wonders). My Encyclopaedia and Internet (latter built for denial purposes) dont actually do anything now! :lol:
     
  17. Lord Brooks

    Lord Brooks Big Noob

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    Suryavarman II of the Khmer is my favourite, Creative and Expansive from what I remember. I love building BIG cities and the Khmer and Suryavarman are the top Civ for this IMO.
     
  18. Killtech

    Killtech Discutator

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    once Boudica of the Celts (aggressive, charismatic) but i found her to be too overpowered for my skill and my peaceful game style (though i always conquer the world in the end). now i'm playing with random leader of the random civilization.

    strategy: build up economy asap, neglect military, never end wars until your opponent is willing to capitulate, secure access to all possible resources and end the game when you are 2 times as strong then anyone else.
     

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