- Jul 21, 2005
Now I am definitely out of my league here. Never was good at early war and I fear I over-expanded. Note if it is important that I tend to play noble; though I have thought of moving up.
I am Cyrus and well Catherine of Russia was right beside my capital. Not only was she culture pushing my capital but she was WAY too close for my personal comfort. So I Immortal rushed her. Took Moscow and wiped Russia off the map in 1925 BC. Took much longer than I would have wanted. First she got that random event that gives ALL archers combat 1 for free. Second I lost two Immortals in a row to a lesser city that had a measly unfortified warrior guarding it.
Uh-oh. Zara on my other side was Buddy Buddy with Catherine and now wanted my head. So I take him down in 1000 BC[he had a lot of cities dropped all over the place... and once again a mere warrior caused more harm than I would have thought; cost me 1 Immortal and put another at .3 strength]. However, after that Monty wanted a piece of me. So I nailed him as well.
This screen is the shot of the world just after I took out Monty. War weariness began to spread unhappy faces towards the end of the war with Monty. Sadly now Ragnar and the Chinese are uneasy with me[though thankfully my power graph is high enough neither seem willing to war with me[in reality a war with either of them would finish me]].
So far my plan is to pick up Alphabet and to trade/gift techs to the AIs in such a way as to garner favor. Than my aim is to get currency up and try to pull gold from other AI's[one of them may already have currency so I may not need to research it myself]. After that I am just stuck.
I also posted up my tech tree. All the first techs I have; and I have nothing beyond the point that the screenshots show.
Anyways any good tips on trying to avoid the eminent economic crash I will soon have?