Fear him of the pink tie
- Dec 23, 2005
- London, UK
BOTM 244: Gandhi of India.
Is India now conquering the World? Dunno. But from what I hear they are celebrating what in some ways could be seen as an ironic reversal of the British Empire - with an ethnic Indian now in charge of the UK!
Maybe India can rule across the World in this game too. The World contains two large continents separated by an ocean, and you start with a settler on each one, so it's up to you whether you settle one continent or both. Beware though - settling both settlers in-place will give you instant civic costs of 10gpt on contender or 12gpt on the challenger save. Just in case you decide to risk it, you start with 100 gold. And so as not to disadvantage the AI, they all do too!
Each settler is accompanied by 2 archers, one of whom has city garrison I and II, and the other has woodsman I and II. There are 3 AIs on each continent.
Another warning: If you decide to settle for the gems, you might find it hard to build any decent military units, apart from archers. If on the other hand, you decide to be frugal and settle the other settler, you won't be short of resources to build units, but you may find happiness is a bit of a problem. It's your choice.
Playing as: Gandhi of India
Rivals: 6 AIs
Starting Era: Ancient
Victory Conditions: All enabled
World Wrap: Cylindrical
Sea level: Medium
Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N
Gandhi is Spiritual and Philosophical, and you start with Mysticism and Mining.
The Spiritual trait gives no anarchy and double production speed of Temple and Cristo Redentor
The Philosophical trait gives +100% great people birth rate and double production speed of University
Unique unit: Fast Worker (replaces Worker)
The fast worker has 3 movement points against the ordinary worker's 2 - making the fast worker one of the fastest-moving land units in the game!
Unique Building: Mausoleum (replaces Jail)
The mausoleum gives +2 happiness out of the box, to add to the espionage and war-weariness benefits of the jail.
This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image):
Challenger Class Equalizers:
You play on immortal level (but the AI still starts with monarch starting units)
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