how to proceed?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Dushku, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Dushku

    Dushku Prince

    Apr 10, 2015

    Still quite new to domination and brand spanking new to actually winning one. This is Immortal with Honor + a couple Commerce, and about to open Rationalism in 2 turns.
  2. claudiupb

    claudiupb King

    Dec 29, 2014
    This is probably a little bit too late, but in case you still want an answer, I would advise not to open Rationalism because it's too late for that, and by the time it pays of the game should be over. Instead finish commerce for the extra boost on gold and happiness.

    I would proceed to take Lisbon, or Honolulu (or both with 2 armies). And in the mean time complete a road through that rough terrain towards India. Amsterdam looks like it will be the hardest, but if you get Rotterdam first and then place a couple of citadels to grab that road you will manage to take it fairly easy.

    You need to plan ahead and build roads towards the civs you want to take, so a road towards Delhi, and even one towards Honolulu would help.

    Tech wise you could go for radio with oxford to get ideology (autocracy is probably best). You could also get ideology with industrialization but that means you will not be able to build your UU, so I would delay that (but as another benefit you get to build the Big Ben so if you have the time for that you could do it for an incredible reduction in purchasing military). You might also need chemistry to finish the last civs. If you have autocracy with purchasing discounts you can buy yourself a nice army of cannons very fast especially if you faith buy a Great Merchant.

    I think that you can finish it with these techs alone so there is really no sense in getting rationalism. Just bulb your current GS to get these techs. If you have enough GS you could try for ST then Electricity and Radio with oxford. Otherwise just get industrialization and rush buy 3 factories. Chemistry will be next.
  3. stormtrooper412

    stormtrooper412 Peacemongering Turtlesaur

    Apr 19, 2014
    I really think you should have taken out Honolulu earlier, I expected (from your LP) since you settled north of them to take them out before Iroquois. One army is not enough really, you'd want a second one up to start invading the other front and by the time your veterans swing back, you can converge on the last few cities. Once you spanked Arabia, I assumed the following path:

    Northern army takes out Hawaii and Iroquois, East army starts working on Netherlands and India and you converge on Indonesia and Portugal. I like to steal the Great Wall for myself on Immortal since that way nobody gets to build it. Or take out the civ that built it early if it's a neighbor, or save them for last if they're far. You can always post the Turn0 save.

    Also, I think Liberty would have worked better than Honor tbqh
  4. fyar

    fyar Prince

    Sep 13, 2013
    I hate dealing with the Great Wall without artillery, but if your Chu-Ko-Nu have range, then it should be manageable. But if it were me, I would go take Delhi, then Rotterdam, then Amsterdam. Meanwhile, I'd build frigates to take out Honolulu and Lisbon.

    I do agree with claudiupb that Commerce would be better than Rationalism for a straight domination game that will probably be over before the Atomic Era.

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