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First game on Prince

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Itstoearly, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Itstoearly

    Itstoearly Chieftain

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    (Note: this is for Civ 4 vanilla, latest patch)

    Hi all,
    I am looking to start my first game on Prince setting, and it seems to me I need to really get a lot of practice in to get some of the advanced skills down. So I bring my game into the public spotlight so that my lack of skill can be thoroughly mocked... and also, so I can get tips and perhaps even learn something.

    So I figured I would use these settings:
    Normal speed
    Prince difficulty
    Pangaea
    Small map
    Temperate
    Medium sea level
    Natural Shoreline

    As for leader, I am not sure yet.... I always play as Gandhi on noble difficulty, but I dont think that will cut it here. I also want to try the cottage economy. I was considering either Isabella (for her UU) or Peter.

    So would Peter be a good leader to start with?
    Any other comments/suggestions before I begin?
    Thanks!
     
  2. dankok8

    dankok8 Elected World Leader

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    Peter is one of the weaker leaders imo; below average UU, very late and thus often irrelevant UB. Traits are ok.

    Isabella has even weaker traits - Spi << Phi imo but Spi is easier to leverage (running an SE is optimal with Philosophical and it takes micromanagement). Isabella's UU Conquistador is top 5 (or close to it) in the game imo and the UB is very powerful too - it gives already powerful siege more XP. Go for Izzy!! :D
     
  3. Itstoearly

    Itstoearly Chieftain

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    Don't factor UB's, I am using Vanillia.

    I am also OK with using other leaders if you or someone else has a better suggestion.
     
  4. ventrue

    ventrue Chieftain

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    I like to play on normal speed with everything random, including the leader. This has helped me inprove more than using specific settings.

    Anyhow, good luck on Prince. You should post a save or two, whenever you have the time.
     
  5. Gwynnja

    Gwynnja Chieftain

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    I like cossacks. If you can get MT and Rifling before the AI, all the cuiriassers and knights that the AI love to build will be useless. Promote them to pinch and you'll be able to crush any AI without rifling.
     
  6. Itstoearly

    Itstoearly Chieftain

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    Peter it is, then!

    I will get some screenshots up soon of my opening.

     
  7. Itstoearly

    Itstoearly Chieftain

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    So it seems my initial spot is an good spot for defense. I am keen on the gold and ivory tiles close by, as well.
     
  8. obsolete

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    You may want to try with a normal size map. SMALL-map doesn't really count worth anything.
     
  9. Itstoearly

    Itstoearly Chieftain

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    I am more trying to get a feel for new strategies; mainly, SE and CE. My next game will be a normal size map.
     
  10. S.ilver

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    Vanilla? Refresh my memory, is the Cossack still uber good there?
     
  11. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    No, it got nerfed in a patch
     
  12. henrebotha

    henrebotha proud Fender owner

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    How so? What changed?
     
  13. VoiceOfUnreason

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    It lost a strength buff (18 str, as I recall, vs 15).
     
  14. catmilc

    catmilc Chieftain

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    I just won my first Prince game by Conquest: vanilla version, standard map, epic speed.

    I used VirusMonster's Deity strategy in this game, and think it overkills at Prince level. You may want to give it a try. Here's the link: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ4/strategy/inca_deity.php
     
  15. Itstoearly

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try
     

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