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How to beat Settler, Chieftain, Warlord

Discussion in 'Civ4 Strategy Articles' started by DaveMcW, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. DaveMcW

    DaveMcW Chieftain

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    How to beat Settler Level

    • Build 6 settlers.


    How to beat Chieftain Level

    • Press Ctrl R to turn on resource bubbles.
    • Build 1.5 workers per city.


    How to beat Warlord Level

    • Check F9 Demographics often.
    • Stay near the top in soldiers.


    These strategies will serve you well on every level below Deity.
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Has Attacko visited you in a dream or something?
     
  3. Ghpstage

    Ghpstage Chieftain

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    I think its a reference to this guy as of course we all know warmongering on warlord is impossible!!! :lol:
     
  4. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam GiftOfNukes

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    You're shirking.

    Take us up to deity or I will with-hold 5 stars! NOW :whipped:
     
  5. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Chieftain

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    I will respectfully disagree; beating Warlord requires no more than Middling power ranking, not near the top. :)
     
  6. cripp7

    cripp7 Playin' Bored

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    I never would've won the game without this strategy!
     
  7. redplague

    redplague Chieftain

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    I played my first game on Warlord the other day and had a space race victory and I never really had a particular strategy. I was the Romans and I took over the Incans with my UU at the start. After disposing of them I settled down and rebuilt the economy. I was right next to Saladin and Alex and I never went to war with them despite being about -5 on diplomacy with Alex. They never even started builidng spaceships after I finished mine.
     
  8. pi-r8

    pi-r8 Luddite

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    trolling is fun, huh?
     
  9. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam GiftOfNukes

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    Maybe his little sister got her hands on his account.
     
  10. Earthling

    Earthling Chieftain

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    It's also not even optimal - the real way to beat settler is to build lots of scouts and just pop new settlers from huts!
     
  11. obsolete

    obsolete Chieftain

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    Are you sure you didn't misquote from the deity book there?
     
  12. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam GiftOfNukes

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    I thought you only needed to build 5 obs. You start with one and then 5 more for your 6 city auto win, right?
     
  13. obsolete

    obsolete Chieftain

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    Yes, that's partly why I think he misquoted!
     
  14. Stewie0416

    Stewie0416 Who Cares?

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    This doesn't seem like Dave....
     
  15. tycoonist

    tycoonist Chieftain

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    why is everyone rating this one star? clearly this is a five star post.
     
  16. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Chieftain

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    Are you kidding? It's one-line strategies that skimp on necessary details. Of course it's him. :)
     
  17. DaveMcW

    DaveMcW Chieftain

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    Fixed for you.

    You are welcome to write your own guild to beating settler if you think you can do better.
     
  18. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I played settler twice, for HoF purposes of course.

    My advice would be:

    Play a duel map vs. Mansa
    Tech feudalism
    Wait for Mansa to request to be your vassal
    Conquest victory ;)
     
  19. madscientist

    madscientist RPC Supergenius

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    Sure.

    Pangea Map.

    Select Hyuna Capac.

    Build Quechuas.

    That's three lines, but then again I tend to ramble on.
     
  20. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Chieftain

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    See, told you it was him. :)

    P.S. I don't think I can write a better guide for beating Settler. ;)
     

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