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Just got my CIV V Strategy Guide!

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by ltarmstrong3, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Decimatus

    Decimatus King

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    You won't make it past the minutemen sir.
     
  2. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    I think America has better UUs than Russia, but Russia has a better UA and UB.

    Also, America dont need to build anything for their -25% tile cost.
     
  3. El Caballerion

    El Caballerion King

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    What do you mean by '+2 empire wides?'
     
  4. Alsark

    Alsark Noble

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    I'm guessing he meant empire-wide happiness.
     
  5. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    That would mean +2 happiness per building empire wide, no? In that case, it's the same as just saying +2 happiness.
     
  6. Diplomat32

    Diplomat32 Chieftain

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    I agree that Russia looks awesome. I might just have to play them first. The cossack's bonus is clearly designed to make it a great unit when you need to finish off the enemy. The idea will be to hold back your cossacks in reserve, soften the enemy then charge in to wipe the enemy out. And it just occurred to me that the cossack bonus seems like the perfect counter to Japan's bushido ability. What better way to defeat an enemy that always fights at full strength than to be able to inflict extra damage when they are wounded!
     
  7. remko

    remko Chieftain

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    What is the bonus for adopting "order"?
     
  8. krunsh

    krunsh Prince

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    Wish I could find it, but it's not out in Montreal and I'm not willing to pay the shipping cost...

    Russia is my favorite as always been my favorite civ (no matter the UU/UB) so I'm glad they are realy awesome this time... Much more than in Civ 4 and Civ rev.
     
  9. Arkangelus

    Arkangelus Prince

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    Minor note about the Russian UB - it requires maintanence. You wouldn't normally build barracks in every city (maybe), so getting a bonus out of it isn't as good as say, a temple replacement. It might also mean that you grab far more tiles than you can work, and likely to go through all the rubbish ones. Its excellent for flavour though - means that Russia will be big and empty!
     
  10. Ahriman

    Ahriman Tyrant

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    It would be bizarre if the paper maker didn't replace the library. Biiig balance problem.

    Krepost is very strong.
    Sounds like the cossack should be paired with archers, which is a bit weird.

    Can we confirm: do both legion and ballista require iron?
    Does the Mech inf require aluminium or not?
     
  11. 12agnar0k

    12agnar0k Emperor

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    Deal, ill play russia, you can play the US, I don't get the game till the 24th, but if we can multiplayer this on the demo I could do that on the 21st :D.
     
  12. Polobo

    Polobo Emperor

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    Also pretty sure that barracks and armory both require iron. Now, with Siberian Riches this is not that big a drawback but it still limits its usefulness.
     
  13. Churchdown Yank

    Churchdown Yank Cyber Caesar

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    And does the Naresuan's Elephant need ivory?
     
  14. Ahriman

    Ahriman Tyrant

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    Really? Woah, that would be a huge difference. Do we have a source for that? I've only seen that as total speculation.
     
  15. Churchdown Yank

    Churchdown Yank Cyber Caesar

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    Barracks requires iron to build?? Surely not... Where's that info from?
     
  16. 12agnar0k

    12agnar0k Emperor

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    It was confirmed that legion and ballista's use iron I believe.
    Was it not also confirmed that mech inf take up aluminium?

    ....

    I for one like the songhai Knight's bonus vs cities, that with triple gold from plundering them, you will need to keep an eye out for hordes of Songhai Cavalry, because they may very well swoop in and burn down some cities before retreating and going after another prey!, The dastardly gits!
     
  17. Zhahz

    Zhahz PC Gamer

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    You leave me no choice...

    ...but to go check the GameStop around the corner during lunch to see if they have this. Ug!

    Actually...there are probably 5 or more GameStops within 5 miles of my house. Phoenix is a retail onslaught. Yikes.
     
  18. Olleus

    Olleus Deity

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    Barracks can't possibly require iron - they become avaliable with bronze working which is before you discover iron!
     
  19. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    Just got my copy of the strat guide also. I believe if you've got a Gamestop near you you'll be able to snag a copy. I can answer a few questions over lunch but then will probably have to wait until tonight.

    Don't see a wonder list but social policies, buildings and units are detailed out.


    edit: I did find wonders detailed on page 134.
     
  20. Schalke 04

    Schalke 04 Knappe

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    I am very interested in the happiness system.

    How many :) you get per difficulty level
    How many :) will be provided by natural wonders
     

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