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Looking for advice on low production map (Warlords)

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Zelda's Man, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Zelda's Man

    Zelda's Man A Link to Something

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    I'm playing a China on a large map with Epic speed on Warlords. Everything is random. I built the Great Lighthouse in one of my 2 good production cities. I have about 9 cities right now. I just took 2 from Frederick including one that was a holy city.

    Frederick's lands are much better than mine.

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/chemheel00/freds_land.jpg

    I have a lot of desert while he has a lot grassland and even a couple of rivers.

    North

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/chemheel00/northern_empire.jpg

    Middle

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/chemheel00/middle_empire.jpg

    South

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/chemheel00/southern_empire.jpg

    I am on a winding island with Frederick and Mansa Musa. MM's land is mostly tundra, but he is still out teching me.

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/chemheel00/techs.jpg



    My research is going very slowly right now so I need help. Frederick just learned Feudalism and upgraded archers to longbows so I had to call off my attacks. It seems I can't build units fast enough to attack and they have to travel a long way to get to the front lines. Should I focus on infrastructure, rebuilding a larger army, continue expanding, etc.? What should I have done differently (keep in mind I didn't know it would be so production poor at the start). I am ready for all critiques and criticisms as I am a long time Civ3 player, but still pretty new to cIV.

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  2. DaveMcW

    DaveMcW Deity

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    Ignore plains tiles until you have Biology. If you are forced to work a plains tile, use slavery to kill that citizen and gain extra production.

    Infrastructure is VERY BAD on poor production maps. You should focus on the basics: settlers, workers, and military to capture better land.
     
  3. Jerrymander

    Jerrymander Epistemologist

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    Eew, that's some ugly land.

    Take some good land by the sword.
     

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