Other Enjoyable Civilization V Games (Immortal and below)

armcie

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I do enjoy these games, so I thought I'd make a contribution. I present you with:

OECG#81: Attila the Shepherd

This game has a magnificent start for the Huns, with 6 pasture resources around your capital. That many extra hammers is like having King Solomon's mines. You've also got 4 ocean resources so either God of the Open Sky or God of the Sea are tempting pantheons. The game is Emperor, Large Islands and Quick paced. Domination victory is disabled and I encourage you to play as pacifist as possible. My only war was approaching the endgame when a civ declared war on me after two of his cities revolted and joined the Hunnic empire.

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I do enjoy these games, so I thought I'd make a contribution. I present you with:

OECG#81: Attila the Shepherd

This game has a magnificent start for the Huns, with 6 pasture resources around your capital. That many extra hammers is like having King Solomon's mines. You've also got 4 ocean resources so either God of the Open Sky or God of the Sea are tempting pantheons. The game is Emperor, Large Islands and Quick paced. Domination victory is disabled and I encourage you to play as pacifist as possible. My only war was approaching the endgame when a civ declared war on me after two of his cities revolted and joined the Hunnic empire.

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I just finished a game as Attila with domination victory disabled. I set it up so it would be really crowded (small pangaea map with 2 extra civs) and it was very violent. Good times. :lol: A couple of neighbors declared a joint war on me, and my 3 or 4 highly promoted horse archers just ripped their units to shreds, even riflemen and Gatling guns. I had muskets and crossbows and cannons too, but the horse archers did most of the damage.
 

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I played most of #81 last night; finished it up today. That's an awesome start but a little slow to get ramped up. First thing I built was a monument and just explored with my warrior because of the map type. In hindsight, maybe my first build should have been a worker to get those pastures online sooner. I got beat to most of the early wonders I tried (I did get Stonehenge, Mausoleum, and Petra) and I was about 10 techs behind going into the Renaissance. But then I zoomed ahead, and soon I got any wonder I wanted. I did full Tradition, several policies in Exploration, full Rationalism, Freedom ideology, and finished Exploration. Then Commerce but I don't think I finished it before winning a science victory. I played mostly peaceful and was friends with everybody for most of the game (even if they had a different ideology) but eventually everyone started denouncing Gandhi and he backstabbed (denounced) me. When several AI's asked me to join them in a war with India right after he'd built Prora I said gimme 10 turns to prepare and I built a few submarines and promoted my frigates to battleships and privateers to destroyers. Delhi was a powerful city and my 3 battleships took a long time to wear it down; occasionally one of the other AI's would decide to attack Delhi after I had weakened it, and I would back off and heal my units and let theirs get killed, then I would resume. Eventually I captured it and then took another huge Indian city in the peace deal; I think it was Mumbai. I burned it down, mainly because I'm Attila and that's what I do :D While I was building spaceship parts, the AI's were continuing their beat-down on India.

The game was lots of fun, just like the Huns game I played on my own a few days ago.

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BTW, Calcutta was one of the cities I founded, not an Indian intruder on my island.
 

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I played number 81 over the past few days and I decided to go for a very odd sort of victory this game, one that I had not tried before. Despite having almost no iron for frigates, with 2 on my starting Island, I decided to try a naval conquest game combined with a culture game. I did this by killing off as many people as I could, taking their great works in the process, allowing me to achieve one of my personal favorite wins, culture vic without aesthetics. My win came primarily through meleeing privateers into cities, capturing ai frigates and galleasing cities, until I captured the last needed city around t175 and I waited for victory. Due to cultural heritage sites and MANY stolen great works, my capital had 24 great works and almost 200 tourism by the end with just a hotel. I probably could've done a peaceful game faster, or this game faster had I actually annexed cities and microed, but I wanted to try privateering cities so this seemed like the most fun approach. Although this was definitely not the intended victory strategy for this game, I was glad to try it and happy that I could pull it off without even a single battleship, although I had some subs by the end b/c subs come at hotel tech. Oddly, since I didn't feel like annexing and microing all of my captured cities, I ended the game with some 21,000 gold from pillaging cities, capturing cities, privateer gold, and an excellent economy to boot. Very fun game, for once I abused the heck out of faster city razing, and for probably the first time ever it felt like an amazing bonus.
 

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OECG#82: Only Oda was misplaced

Hi there, this time I present a game with a civ that has not been included in this thread before, namely Songhai. This should be quick and easy as we play on Emperor on a small Fractal map. It took me a couple of hours to win a t195 CV but you can definitely go in any direction here. And of course we have a Salt start. ;) Enjoy!
 

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OECG#82: Only Oda was misplaced

Hi there, this time I present a game with a civ that has not been included in this thread before, namely Songhai. This should be quick and easy as we play on Emperor on a small Fractal map. It took me a couple of hours to win a t195 CV but you can definitely go in any direction here. And of course we have a Salt start. ;) Enjoy!

I don't play Culture very often, so I went that way. I played peacefully; 3 cities, and got a CV on turn 282. (It took a long time and 3 great musicians to overtake France.) Tradition, Aesthetics, Rationalism, Freedom, Exploration opener mainly to unlock Louvre, and Commerce. I had a great prophet not doing anything, I should have converted 4 of the French cities with him; that would have sped things up.

Unique abilities (both the triple gold and the "war canoes") really helped in the early game dealing with barbs for profit and CS influence.
 

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OECG#82: Only Oda was misplaced
Culture victory on 227. The impact of the Mud Pyramid culture was a lot bigger than I expected, and so I added +2 culture from temples as my second follower belief. I founded two nearby cities, and one down near Paris, which Napoleon surprisingly hadn't claimed. My strong culture meant I filled out the Patronage tree, and gained a couple of Merchants of Venice, one of which was spent on Hong Kong. France and Japan kept telling me the other had plans to invade, which never happened. They didn't like each other either, so never got around to teaming up on me, so I had an entirely peaceful game.
 

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OECG#83: "Haven't I seen you before?"
Here's an interesting game I just played as Venice at King level. Small small-continents map, quick pace, raging barbs. I was going simultaneously for science and culture, but somehow I had more than enough votes for a diplo victory on turn 287 and I grabbed it. The starting location is pretty good, but don't try to OCC it because there are very few places to send your trade routes; you'll need at least one puppet city. The map was randomly generated but the four AIs were hand-picked. (I reduced the number of civs by one to balance the game a little; you'll see why, if it's not obvious from the hints)

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OECG#83: "Haven't I seen you before?"
That *was* interesting. And it was a surprise. Diplomatic victory on turn 254, mostly by making sure there were no city states left in the game that others could get votes from. Globalization also helped.
 

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That *was* interesting. And it was a surprise. Diplomatic victory on turn 254, mostly by making sure there were no city states left in the game that others could get votes from. Globalization also helped.
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When I played it I was trying to preserve city states, so I would have someplace to send trade missions. The other Venices were buying them up as fast as they could, but eventually they stopped, probably for the same reason I did (I only bought one.) I'm not sure how I had enough votes for victory; I did steal the Forbidden Palace from one of my doppelgangers, but I did not have any from Globalism and I had 16 votes with 13 required. I think there were 3 or 4 CS's left and I was allied to all of them.

What prompted this is I wondered what the city names would be if there was more than one Venice in the game. It was purely an accident that it turned out to be a good game.
 
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