Fear him of the pink tie
- Dec 23, 2005
- London, UK
BOTM 248: Mehmed of Ottomans.
After a run of 'unusual' games this is a pretty standard one, with just some minimal editing of the map. I created this with medium sea level, but the map script has produced a map that doesn't have a huge amount of good land on it. So it could get quite crowded!
This game is the '1st-of-the-month' game running a bit late. We're hoping we'll still be able to get you a '15th-of-the-month' difficult game soon too!
Playing as: Mehmed of Ottomans
Rivals: 6 AIs
Starting Era: Ancient
Options: Raging barbarians, no goody huts
Victory Conditions: All enabled
World Wrap: Cylindrical
Sea level: Medium
Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N
Mehmed is Expansive and Organized, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture.
The Expansive trait gives +2 health/city and +25% hammers for worker production and double production speed of Granary and Harbor
The Organized trait gives -50% civic upkeep and double production speed of Courthouse, Factory and Lighthouse
Unique unit: Janissary (replaces Musketman)
The janissary has the same base strength as the musketman, but it gets an extra +25% strength against archery, melee AND mounted units.
Unique Building: Hammam (replaces Aqueduct)
Besides the health benefits of the aquaduct, the hammam gives +2 happiness in the city in which it is built.
This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image):
Challenger Class Equalizers:
You play on emperor level (but the AI still has prince level starting units)
To Enter the Competition:
This competition will open at 00:01 am on 10 Feb 2023, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<.
Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 13 Mar 2023.
Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS.
Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.005 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here.
Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here.
Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying.
We will open 'spoiler' threads during the month for players to discuss what happens in their games. Do not discuss any details of your game outside those threads.