- Feb 17, 2009
This is my issue also. I really have to slow myself down to play the map well.
Your map is nice but I am confused about Mainz... I would have settled it on the swamp
More importantly Cologne has desert with no pyramid and Kinchissa is not in rough ground and Kongo are weak early so I do not know why you have not attacked.... unless you are playing peacefully which is harder.
I also look at your troops, you should be chopping in your pyramid and having slingers left over, chopping in your plaza and having slingers left over... I do not recommend having 100 slingers... just 6 on deity maybe 1-2 less... but deity really needs 6. I see 3 warrior and an archer.
get 1 settler out, try and save gold for the second or for monument/s .. Did you sell open borders?
Most importantly it is 2 weeks until our world completely changes... maybe all of this will change also... but yes, this keeps us amused and happy to help out
As above and you said... agoge chop... 2 jobs at once... god of the forge would also speed this up. Use gold for settler/monument... even a granary sometimes, troops are 4x gold so not a good investment when they can be 0.5x with chop, less with magnus.
This is emperor difficulty, im not ready for a deity attempt yet although I have won a game on immortal. I didn't sell open borders. I'll provide the save for this map if you are interested. Its the same map the gamemechanic played in his Germany A-W. I can get the Mids on this map as there is a second location (no water) above Trier if I settle on the Gypsum. But I think Cologne would be better. There are quite a few forests both locations but more in Cologne. Where would you settle your first two cities?
And yes Im fully aware of the expansion and I am following it closely while really looking forward to it. I'm trying to improve my gameplay before it comes out.