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Forcing a Collapse

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Rhye's and Fall of Civilization' started by Gruekiller, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Gruekiller

    Gruekiller Back From The Beyond

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    I've decided to try something new and interesting: to conquer Spain (preferably before 1000 AD), move the capital to Cordoba or Seville, and play the rest of the game as "Al-Andalus". The thing is, how can I force the Arabian Caliphate to collapse and leave me just with my new capital in Spain?
     
  2. Cosmos1985

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    If you are already aware of it, nevermind me, but there is a modmod called RFC:Europe, which enables you to play as the Cordoba Caliphate as a real civ, right from the bat?
     
  3. Gruekiller

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    Indeed. I've played it before! :lol: I just figured this might be something interesting to try out.
     
  4. Veshta

    Veshta Chieftain

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    Can't you just keep either Babylon or Persia alive and gift them what holdings you have in Arabia?

    You'll miss out on the shrines though, so you may run into some cashflow issues :D
     
  5. Jusos2108

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    Starve your cities and change civics.
     
  6. Gruekiller

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    Trading all the cities away seems to have worked.





    Now I just gotta lay low until my stability works itself out. :D
     
  7. Gruekiller

    Gruekiller Back From The Beyond

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    And as of 1250.



    I managed to achieve a controlled collapse before reconquering my lost territories. I then took over Portugal, and when France and a couple of its buddies DOWed me, I occupied Bordeaux.
     
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    Those French really do put up a a fight, eh? ;)
     
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    Charles Martel am cry
     
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    Your stability would've been much better, if you had forced a collapse. But notheless interesting scenario, make a story out of it.
     
  13. Gruekiller

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    Well I sort of already played to 1700 without taking any more screenshots... :o But some day I'll force a collapse instead, as you noted, and actually take pictures.

    EDIT: 1620, rather. At any rate, my final screenshot. (al-Borduah not pictured, but it's doing fine, too)



    Settled Rabat and won back Surt from the Ethiopians. There was much rejoicing. I built the Taj Mahal in Bordeaux, and used the opportunity to switch to some better civics. I was planning to eventually "colonize" the Arabian peninsula, but my friends the Ottomans have already beat me to it. :( However, I suspect that Ethiopia's close to collapsing. I just need to find a way to push them over the edge and snatch up Somalia. :evil:
     
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    I advise destroying Mali for the little useless pests they truly are.
     
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    Crush Ethiopia too, then.
     
  17. hoplitejoe

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    You need to invade Messana for histories sake.
     
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    Or you could just take all of Europe. I'm not picky.
     
  19. killerkebab

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    Has anyone created an Arabian empire stretching all the way from Rabat in the West to Jakarta in the East?

    I guess what I'm asking is... has anyone united all of the Muslim peoples of the world?
     
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    You are in luck :D
     

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