Hey, I needed a break from Exams
Young Octavian seizes the throne of Persia and declares that he is to be called Emperor Caesar_Augustus! "HAHAHAHA," he boasts, "The Glorious Persian Empire is mine! Persepolis, Susa, Babylon, all of those rich cities are mine!!!"
A loyal Persian immortal clears his throat, "Ummm, my lord, the Empire isn't exactly an empire anymore . . . we only have one city. And its name isn't Persepolis, Susa, or Babylon, it's . . . ahh . . . it's called Stevevilla."
Caesar's jaw drops. "WHAT?!?! Dammit, no wonder Marc Antony didn't put up a fuss when I told him he could have Rome, for I was going to seize the throne of Persia! And Stevevilla?!?! What kind of freaking name is that! We shall re-name this great city, with all of its wonders, ROME!"
And so began the reign of Caesar_ Augustus the Disappointed.
Ok, quick look around the game and I've noticed that none of the other civs have electricity, which also means they don't have Scientific Method and that ToE is OURS. So we have some time before we need to build that wonder. Although there may be a cascade later because all of the other civs are building Sun Tzu's and Leo's.
1) 1630AD: Move Science to 90%, we lose -8 gpt but we will get Corporation in two turns now. We only have 27 gold anyways . . .
2) 1635AD: Those damn Babylonian Knights fortified on our borders make me nervous . . . "SEND OUT THE LEGIONS! THEY WILL FEEL THE WRATH OF ROME!!!" rants Caesar_Augustus while curled up in a fetal position upon his throne. His foreign advisor calmly reminds him that A) This is Persia, we have Immortals not Legions B) We have 3 stout groups of Riflemen who could easily handle the Knight. B) The Babs are our gracious friends. "Oh, of course," says Caesar_Augustus firmly while straightening himself up on the throne. "Carry on!"
-Move Science back a notch, -3 gpt and Corp next turn.
3) 1640AD: Start research on Refining - always better to know where the oil in the game is before researching the useless steel tech. "HAHAHAHA! I WILL BE THE OIL SULTAN OF THE WORLD!" cries out Caesar. He notices that his throne room is empty and grumbles to himself.
Factory completed, begin work on a worker. I plan on Irrigating a couple of shieldless grass squares to gain pop faster once we build our hospital; once we top off we can always change them back to mines. I thought we could also re-forest our borders tiles if no coal pops up in a trade - taking off 2 movement points off of invading armies is very useful (as if anyone is going to attack us though). Science to 60%
4) 1645AD: F2 reveals that Gandhi has coal! We give him our World map + Industrialization for Coal, Military Tradition, 72 Gold, and 1 gpt. Worker starts to modernize our countryside. Start building a hospital (Outside the throne room, the Persian advisors hear Caesar_Augustus ranting inside: "BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE DAMN KNIGHTS! BUILD SOME OF THESE NEWFANGLED CAVALRY UNITS!!!" The advisors double check to see if the trone room door is locked from the outside.
5) 1650 AD: Worker continues to lay railroad.
6) 1655 AD: Railroad railroad . . .
7) 1660 AD: Leo's completed by Greeks - Babs to Sufferage.
8) 1665 AD: Nada
9) 1670 AD: Hmmm, our Iron for 1 gpt deal has run out, but Gandhi hasn't revoked it! "Foolish Gandhi! Just another slave of the Roman Empire," Caesar_Augustus exults.
10) 1675 AD: Zero
11) 1680 AD: Oops, Gandhi cancels the deal. Must have been meditating for a few years and didn't notice. No prob, we give Sanitation and Corp for Coal and 26 gp.
-Set Slider to 50% Sci, Refining in 2
12) 1685 AD: Hospital finished. Caesar_Augustus' head snaps up and he shouts, "AT LAST! CAVALRY HERE WE COME!" However, the advisors convince the Immortals to lock him away for good and start work on a granary. "You can't do this! I'm the damn Emperor!" whines Caesar_Augustus. Someone must have forgot to tell him that this was a democracy. Oh well.
13) 1690 AD: Refining is ours, go for Electronics so we can build a Hydro Plant (geez, at this rate we could build the Hoover Dam and still be fine).
14) 1695 AD: With Granary due in 1 turn, I re-organize our tiles to maximize food/trade, which only gives us +5 gold but hey
15) 1700 AD: Borders shrink to Sparta in the South-West; we lose our horses and Babylon (who we had been trading them to) drops to Polite. Hmmm, I may trade away our only source of Dyes in a few turns - we don't need luxuries (especially with Shakespeare's). I'll wait til someone gets a nice lump sum of gold we can take.
-Babylon wants to trade his map for our map and Sanitation. "OFF WITH HAMMURABI'S HEAD!" yells Caesar_Augustus from his jail cell. The advisors respectfully decline; he stays Polite.
-Granary done; ToE in 19 turns. Re-optimize for production.
16) 1705 AD: Trade Dyes to Babylon for 105 Gold and 4 gpt. Greece didn't have enough dough, and India, although having 2 resources that we need (coal + iron) already had dyes. Need for oil is a ways off, so if we still have the dyes then we can use that for a trade. We will always be ahead in tech though, so no need to use it for that.
17) 1710 AD: City core is all railed. Boost science to 70%, breaking even. Worker begins to rail the other squares within our cultural borders.
18) 1715 AD: Zilch
19) 1720 AD: nada
20) 1725 AD Slider to 60%, gpt +5. However, I did screw up my turn count so I played a few more than I should have.
21) 1730 AD: Everyone has Electricity now, they're one step from Scientific Method and ToE. No sweat though. I trade our World Maps for 2 gold total - why not.
-In the year 1730 AD, the puppet emperor Caesar_Augustus passes away. He leaves behind a detailed plan which explains in great detail how to invade Babylon, and then cross the sea and re-take Rome from Antony and Cleopatra. "Who the heck are Antony and Cleopatra?" asks one of the advisors. "No doubt just figments of his imagination," replies another. They toss his plan into the fire and begin to discuss what strategies the next ruler should employ . . .
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