Discussion in 'Civ3 - Succession Games' started by LKendter, Jan 6, 2019.
Easier to kill them in the open than when they cower inside their cities.
I've let them get to the flat tiles. Easier with no defense bonus.
1837 AD (0)
I set science path to atomic theory after improved ammo is done. I want to start self-building settlers. We can drop multiple cities on the island with Urfa. There is the southern tundra to fill in on the home island. It will also open the ability to plant forest.
I spend a lot of time on troop shuffling. We have a massive number of units to upgrade. In addition, we had a lot of infantry guarding interior cities. This late in the game, it really isn't needed except for critical core cities.
Pig and Cow is our best shield city. It starts on collective farm, then Wall Street. $50/turn in interest can't hurt.
(IT) South Africa wants to talk to us. I add them to the war list.
5-year plan is ordered up in Istanbul.
I have no clue on losses. The "animate battles" option was turned off.
I think we lost at least a couple by Ghent.
1838 AD (1)
I capture Bruges gaining $138. I capture 3 zeppelins. This fixes the problem of Ghent being isolated. Rails will now connect the two so that I can deal with all the stray troops in the area. The city gets a culture bomb.
This area is a jungle infested mess. I'm going to have to spend a lot of worker turns cleaning things up.
I kill Aztec: 3 Villista and 1 adventurer. (4-0)
I kill Canada: 1 tomahawk warrior. (5-0)
I kill Lowlands: 1 musket. (6-0)
I kill Mongols: 2 grenadiers, 1 fire lancer and 3 muskets. (12-0)
I lost: 4 Sipahi. (12-4)
(IT) I lost: 1 Sipahi. (12-5)
1839 AD (2)
I clean up landings by Urfa and Gdansk.
[End of session 1]
I kill a very well-guarded settler stack from Russia. Heavy Metal Artillery arrives during the fighting. Hello Poland gets a rushed commercial dock. We get another worker for our troubles.
Mameluke can still win arrives. Gniezno gets a rushed factory.
Ottoman Sipahi Repeating Leader arrives. Lvov gets a rushed rail yard.
Charleroi is captured from the Lowlands. We get a trivial $1.
Liege is captured from the Lowlands. We get a trivial $2.
I kill Russia: 6 infantry, and 1 horse artillery. (19-5)
I kill Canada: 1 MDI. (20-5)
I kill Egypt: 1 Cavalry. (21-5)
I kill Mongolia: 2 muskets, 2 grenadiers, 2 fire lancers, and 1 horse artillery. (28-5)
I kill Aztec: 1 Villista. (29-5)
I kill Lowlands: 1 musketeer, 2 pikes, 1 Hussar, 1 Swiss mercenary and 1 musket. (35-5)
I lost: 2 Sipahi. (35-7)
(IT) 2 Villista are killed. (37-7)
1840 AD (3)
The Zep patrols reveal Indian stacks of junk 3 to 5 turns out.
Another worker is gained from the Lowlands as they sent a settler pair inside our borders.
I start to march a stack to the next city with a large block on infantry on top.
I kill Lowlands: 2 crossbows, and 1 musket. (40-7)
(IT) Russia wants to talk.
Guess they didn't like the big stack heading to their city.
I lost 2 ships, and an infantry. (40-10)
Russia lost 3 infantry. (43-10)
Wall Street suffers a delay due to sabotage.
1841 AD (4)
Smolensk is captured gaining $1,146. The borders are a mess, so I use up an artist to expand them.
Ottoman Sipahi Von Doom arrives. Krakow gets rushed telephone / telegraph.
Sue Yoo Lawyer arrives. She brings an artist with her. Gniezno gets rushed telephone / telegraph.
We got another artist.
Canada seems to love landing between Gdansk and Wroclaw.
I killed Spain: 1 adventurer. (44-10)
I killed Canada: 1 British Bombard, 1 crossbow, and 1 siege-bow. (47-10)
I killed Mongolia: 2 grenadiers, and 1 musket. (50-10)
I killed Russia: 1 pike, 1 horse artillery, 1 adventurer, 1 dragoon, 2 pikes, 1 early armored car, and 2 infantry. (59-10)
I lost: 2 Sipahi. (59-12)
(IT) Now Spain wants to talk.
I lost: 1 infantry. (69-13)
Newly captured Smolensk gets hit with a propaganda campaign.
1842 AD (5)
I capture Troy gaining $772 and a worker.
I capture Ecatepec gaining $214. We get another free city in the home Tundra. The Aztecs still have to more cities planted.
I clean up another Aztec landing by Marseilles.
Adventurous Ottoman Sipahi arrives. Wroclaw gets rushed telephone / telegraph.
I kill Lowlands: 1 crossbow. (70-13)
I kill Mongol: 1 cavalry and 1 musketeer. (72-13)
I kill Aztec: 9 adventurer, 1 cannon, 1 cavalry, 2 grenadiers, 1 hussar, and 4 Villista. (89-13)
I kill India: 1 crossbow, 2 arquebusier, 1 horseman, 1 cataphract, 6 knights and 5 musketeers. (105-13)
I kill Russia: 1 pike, 3 infantry, and 1 early armored car. (110-13)
I lost: 1 rifle, 1 heavy artillery, 1 eastern horse artillery, 1 rifle, 1 infantry and 4 Sipahi. (110-21)
(IT) Egypt declares war on the British.
Now the Aztecs want to talk. Go away.
I killed Russian: 2 infantry. (112-21)
I killed India: 1 camel. (113-21)
I lost: 2 ships, and 1 rifle. (113-24)
Smolensk gets hit by propaganda again.
1843 AD (6)
It is nice to be able to start planting forest. Some of our cities will really improve.
[End of session 2]
I capture Bryansk and $784. I love capturing a city with ships in port. It is a very nice way to wipe out a navy.
I capture Jilotzingo and $273. 3 Zeps were captured.
I capture Coyotepec and $278. 3 more Zeps were captured.
Pike Smasher arrives. Krakow gets a rushed factory.
We gained an artist.
I kill Russia: 1 rifle, 2 pike, 1 early armor car, 2 infantry, and 1 Dmitri Donskoi class. (120-24)
I kill Spain: 1 crossbow. (121-24)
I kill Aztec: 2 adventurer, 2 pike, 2 meso fire lancer and 4 Villista. (131-24)
I kill Canada: 1 MDI. (132-24)
I kill Egypt: 1 Horse Artillery. (136-24)
I kill Mongolia: 1 cavalry. (137-24)
I lost: 1 Sipahi and 1 rifle. (137-26)
(IT) I killed Russia: 1 early armor car (138-26)
I killed India: 1 mounted unit. (139-26)
I killed Aztecs: 1 Villista. (140-26)
I lost 1 Gatling gun, 1 rifle and 1 infantry. (140-29)
I haven't even met Israel, but they declare war on us due to an MPP with the Aztecs.
1844 AD (7)
I capture Chalchihuites along with $200. That takes care of the second Aztec city on our homeland. There is just one to go.
I rush a decent amount of steamrollers on the land mass that use to have Australia. We have multiple cities at size 20+ that really need forest. Some of these cities will eventually be redeemed.
[End of session 3]
I get a weird one where my troops don't advance into the square. Maghreb must have also landed an invisible unit.
I gain 2 more artists. I gain 2 workers.
Obsolete Enslaver Still Leads arrives. Warsaw gets rushed telephone / telegraph.
I try to steal the Aztec map and fail. I succeed in stealing the British and Russian maps. That leaves us less with just $735. I'm done with map steals for a while.
I kill Aztec: 2 adventurers, 3 Villista and 1 destroyer. (146-29)
I kill Mongolia: 1 cavalry. (147-29)
I kill Lowlands: 1 hussar. (148-29)
I kill India: 1 horse artillery, 3 spears, 4 longbow, 2 pikes and 12 musketeers. (170-29)
I kill Maghreb: 2 war elephant and 1 invisible (enslaver?). (173-29)
I lost: 2 Sipahi, 3 infantry and 1 rifle. (173-35)
(IT) I lost 1 infantry. (174-35)
Wall Street has completed.
Our military plans were stolen twice.
1845 AD (8)
I ship a full steamer of steamrollers to the island with Urfa. I want to get it ready for when the settlers start coming over.
[End of session 4]
Zonguldak is founded near Urfa.
Despite forest to plant, I am starting to run out of tasks on the home land mass. I ship 2 full steamers of steam rollers to battle land mass. I'm still keeping a decent chunk home for planting forest in Tundra for the settlers coming soon.
Another Lowlands settler is destroyed.
Sipahi Revenges the Last Knight arrives. Warsaw gets a rushed observatory.
Leader Insanity Sipahi arrives. Wroclaw gets a rushed observatory.
867 5309 arrives. Kalisz gets rushed telephone / telegraph.
We pick up 2 more artists.
[End of session 5]
I continue to pound on the Indian mobile stack.
I Got Your Number Sipahi arrives. Lvov gets a rush observatory.
I kill Aztec: 1 adventurer and 2 Villista. (177-35)
I kill Russia: 1 early armored car. (178-35)
I kill Lowlands: 1 musketeer, 1 longbow and 1 spear. (181-35)
I kill India: 7 musketeers, 12 camel musketeers, 8 cuirassiers, 6 knights, 2 hussar and 7 war elephant. (223-35)
I lost: 1 knight and 1 Sipahi. (223-37)
(IT) We kill Dutch: 1 mounted unit. (224-37)
We kill Russia: 1 early armored car. (225-37)
We kill India: 1 artillery piece. (226-37)
India suddenly attacks our infantry stack with their artillery.
We lost 1 rifle, 7 infantry, 1 Gatling gun, and 3 steamrollers (homeland attack by Aztecs). (226-49)
Kafa has its production sabotaged.
The AI gets cute, and lands just an invisible unit by Marseilles.
1846 AD (9)
The amount of troops from India is insane. There is another stack by Orenburg the scrolls off the screen.
[End of session 6]
Most Holy Mullah arrives. Szczecin gets a rushed telephone / telegraph.
Amsterdam is captured. We get $0, 2 workers, and 2 supply shipments. Our ships gain 1 MP thanks to Dutch Golden Age. It won't last long, as that goes obsolete with marine engineering.
The original goal was a double fork attack also taking Maastricht. The stack of Sipahi is range is too little left to take it. A new stack of units gets in range for next turn.
Out of Leader Names arrives. Aniba gets a rushed telephone / telegraph.
The attacks against India stop due to lack of healthy troops. I used all infantry to destroy their slow stack by Charleroi. There is still a monster stack approaching Thessalonica. I really don't want to let India move deeper into our territory. However, I simply don't have enough troops to attack with.
I kill: 1 invisible (probably Maghreb). (227-49)
I kill Aztec: 5 adventurers and 1 Villista. (234-49)
I kill Lowlands: 1 spear, 1 bucket and 1 crossbow. (237-49)
I kill Greece: 1 crossbow. (238-49)
I kill Spain: 1 bucket. (239-49)
I kill Mongolia: 2 musket and 2 cavalry. (243-49)
I kill Russia: 3 early armored car and 1 infantry. (247-49)
I kill Dutch: 3 hussars, 3 Swiss mercenary, 1 enslaver and 6 musketeers. (259-49)
I kill India: 1 Arquebusier, 1 line infantry, 12 muskets, 1 crossbow, 1 spear, 3 musketeers, 2 bombard and 4 cannons. (284-49)
We lost: 1 rifle, 1 infantry, 3 Sipahi and 1 enslaver. (284-55)
(IT) Two unknown ships killed in far south. (286-55)
The AI gets silly. Spain declares war on the Aztecs. Israel declares war on Spain. Britain declares war on Spain.
I was worried that the game was going to crash. It was a LONG in-between turn. My guess some AI cities swapped owners. I didn't see a war notice, but all of a sudden India and Aztecs are killing each other. Most of the Aztec adventurers are gone.
We lost our spy in Moscow.
I hope to wrap tonight. At worse tomorrow night. These are time suck turns. I will end this set with over 300 dead AI units.
Great job! I especially like the fact that some of the Indian cannon fodder helped to build up former Poland's infrastructure.
1847 AD (10)
A Russia settler is killed. I enslave another worker.
Maastricht falls easily this round. What was weird is the only troops were injured.
A Mongolia settler was captured.
Coatepec was captured with $0. That is the last known Aztec city on the home land mass. Sadly, Aztecs are now broke. I have no idea what happened to all of their cash. We gain a Zep.
[End of session 7]
Maastricht gets a culture bomb.
Ottoman Sipahi bashes India arrives. Poznan gets a rushed factory.
Nameless Ottoman Sipahi arrives. Warsaw gets a rushed hospital.
Thanks for Another Building India arrives. Buhen gets a rushed hospital.
Insane # Leaders Indian arrives. Gdansk gets a rushed telephone / telegraph.
The good news is some of our vets are going elite. I'm getting light on elites to leader fish with. ;-)
I kill Aztec: 3 Villista. (289-55)
I kill Mongolia: 2 muskets, 1 musketeer and 1 cavalry. (293-55)
I kill Russia: 1 artillery piece and 1 infantry. (295-55)
I kill Lowlands: 1 heavy artillery piece and 1 musketeer. (297-55)
I kill India: 1 bombard, 3 eastern cannon, 5 Arquebusier, 8 grenadiers, 4 musketeer and 2 muskets. (320-55)
I lost: 1 horse artillery, 1 infantry, 5 Sipahi and 1 Mameluke. (320-58)
[End of session 8]
Despite all the Indian troops killed, we still have this floating inside our borders. The good news is it is getting more pure junk.
We are now running 0% luxuries. The only penalties are a few fringe towns needed some clowns. For the most part I've been able to add more civil engineers. That is speeding up the next happy building.
Bangkok and Istanbul have our emergency reserves for those land masses.
We are very close to massive troop production. 8 cities are already on all troop duty.
A lot of cities are almost there. For example:
Edrine: Power plant and barracks
Uskudar, A Pig with Wings, Whispering Pines: Power plant
I think a good chunk of former France and America will be within 10 turns.
We have an offensive stack by Brussels. I've been trying slowly inch north while Indian has too much blocked in the south. You can see I've been inching up the coast despite the Indian distractions.
My goal is the last Dutch and Greek cities. Then start to nibble on Mongolia.
There is a transport fleet just below Sidon. The goal is to take the 2 island city of Persia. Hopefully that will eliminate Persia. We have the option to take the stray British city. I would avoid South Africa for now. I think there are a 1 civ land mass and have massive number of units. From there, they can set sail to the island with the Greek and Dutch capitols. That has the potential to wipe 2 more civs.
There is a Mongolian city on ex China land mass. Watch for size 2 so that we can capture it.
There are 2 transports just above Kyoto. They are to replace some of the transports I stripped from the shuttle to Poland.
JJ gets to start city spam. Settlers become available next turn. Once this starts, there will be plenty for our home land workers there to do. I've already laid some rails in Tundra. Some potential city sites are already getting railed and irrigated.
Jersey Joe (up)
Greebley (on deck)
TheRat (needs to reconfirm)
This is our path to victory:
When atomic theory completes, spam enough settlers to fill in the homeland, former china, the island with Urfa, and the small island above it.
Conquer the monster land mass with are currently fighting on.
It that lands mass isn't quite enough we can build up a fleet to hit the land mass north of us. I can't tell too much about it, but is I suspect one or two civ land masses up there. The Germany land mass would be extremely tough to land on. I want to avoid that unless we have no choice.
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