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[NFP] Gaul First Look

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. SammyKhalifa

    SammyKhalifa Deity

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    "will you undermine your opponents"

    I see what you did there FXS
     
  2. stealth_nsk

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    One of the funny things about Gaul is what you don't really need cities on the coast.
     
  3. Kupe Navigator

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    Couldn't resist sorry.
     
  4. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    They will probably have 1 harbor, where it can be adjacent to several sea resources or mines.
     
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  5. Vandlys

    Vandlys Prince

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    Indeed they do.
     
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  6. Cpt Chaos

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    As others have alluded to, this definitely seems to discourage coastal cities quite strongly (it will be extremely difficult to get even a +3 harbour unless a particular bit of coastline is full of resources and / or hills). The advantage would be no penalty for settling inland, meaning more land tiles to work (and fewer garbage ocean tiles).

    They are also going to vie for the title of best early game war civ. Rough Rider Teddy gets the +5 bonus to all units - seems like Gaul should be able to exceed this with half decent planning, and then there's the +5 to city centres on top of that. Archers could easily end up stronger than Nubian Pitati archers (though with only 2 movement, and more expensive to produce). Eagle Warriors* and War Carts are overrated as it is so no contest there IMO.
    *in a purely offensive sense - free builders are still great.
     
  7. gunnergoz

    gunnergoz Cat Herder

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    Definitely going to be my go-to civ for a while. Looking forward to surrounding an archer with 5 scouts and one what's his name warrior and going to town with that bunch, singing "Open the Door, Richard!"
     
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  8. Kupe Navigator

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    you know how Mansa Musa's agenda is called "lord of mines?"
    well move out Mansa Musa! We have new Lord of Mines here!
     
  9. bite

    bite Unofficial Civilization Cartographer Super Moderator

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    The markings look more grey than blue to me, which feels more appropriate given the setting
     
  10. Sostratus

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    The only thing that actually increases Gauls production is specifically having quarries and strategic resources around. Unlocking apprenticeship early (presumably at ironworking) only grants a small window of extra mine power. The problem with relying on quarries and strategics is that it is quite fickle; it is far more powerful to build green districts and CHs to get huge Hansa adjacencies on command. In identical starts, Germany or any Civ could put mines on all the hills too. The culture bonus from mines is certainly nice but isn’t really production per se.

    I don’t think people are saying Gaul is an OP Civ concept, boo to power creep, etc.
    We are looking at a Civ built around some cool mine and district rules, which seems pretty solid, and then noticing that bolted onto that is an extremely strong combat bonus that doesn’t really enhance the core identity of the Civ but is actually one of the strongest abilities out there.
     
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  11. Eagle Pursuit

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    I'm a bit concerned that with all the hills and mining, Gaul is going to have issues with having enough population to support the districts that they will want to build.
     
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    Regarding the UD... it STILL gets the +0.5 adjacency from mines right? As part of the civ UA... OR is it +0.5 further on top of the default +0.5 for IZs to begin with?

    I'm thinking of +18 Oppidums (+3 mines default bonus, +3 mines civ UA, +12 from 6x2) surrounded by 6 strategic resource mines...
     
  13. SammyKhalifa

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    does that really happen though?
     
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  14. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    Cahokia will be their best friend, if they can get a little flat land.
     
  15. Kmart_Elvis

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    NFP keeps hitting them out of the park. Ethiopia and Byzantium both wowed me and Gaul is no exception. What I love about the civ design is that everything is relevant. Culture from producing units and building mines is something you can use, and take advantage of in every game you play. Bonuses to production are always welcome as well. And they are a generalist civ that isn't pigeonholed to any particular victory or terrain type (ok maybe they want a lot of hills, but that's not really a problem).

    Strong early game with lots of culture and production and great defense. It will be hard to go wrong with these guys.
     
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    For how these things usually work, the Civ bonus with mine adjacency will not “double up” for the IZ.
    However, even at +1 from mines, that would be like the old IZ rules- and they were considered quite weak back then.
     
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  17. kaspergm

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    I would like to comment on this civ's abilities, but ... that torso ... :faint:
     
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  18. Bosque

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    Gaul will hope that Cleopatra is in the game, for some added food. And granaries will be a big priority. If you can afford to build them instead of builders and units.
     
  19. acluewithout

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    The unique IZ will be fun, but won’t set the world on fire. Overall, their Districts,will be a bit sucky. Like Reverse Hojo.

    But those. Mmm-hmm. Yes siree. It’s not even the production. It’s the culture that will rock.
     
  20. Siddharth Venkatesh

    Siddharth Venkatesh Warlord

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    It will be nice to be able to unlock Apprenticeship consistently in tech shuffle mode. Deeply hidden apprenticeship is such a massive pain.

    This seems like a fun and strong civ to play. Lots of early culture will lead into easy science or domination games. Very powerful stacking strength bonus should allow a nice swordsmen push, but the fact it doesn't apply to cavalry units means it's a bit limited. Warring with other units is so slow.

    I think you'll want to settle next to a bunch of mines in the first ring. Place mines in the first ring, culture bomb the second ring tiles and then place districts in the second.
     
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