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Radio's Game #2 Monarch Napoleon

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Radio Noer, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Well, after my failed Hatty game, I decided that it was time for me to start another game and maybe be really good at it if possible ;). So this game I'll try to get my economy up effectively, REX more aggressively, and place cities more proficiently than ever before seen by...um, by...well at least by me ;).

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    Huts/Events OFF

    The leader


    Agr + Wheel is a path straight to Pottery I believe and will allow quick growth and quick resource hookup. Musketeer seems alright, like a weaker knight that ignores walls but I don't see too much special about it. Salon seems like it's more about culture victories with the free artist but I suppose if I ran Rep it would be 3 beakers on top of the culture.

    The Start:


    Well, i think I'm gonna SIP, I don't really see any reason to move Tech path Mining->Pottery->BW?

    Anyways, I'd like this to be as accessable as possible so if you'd like a different difficulty or speed, just ask.

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  2. Freezer-TPF-

    Freezer-TPF- Chieftain

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    Moving settler 1N (grab stone) or 1W (may grab more green but may lose a hill?) seems like a good idea to minimize the non-clam water tiles in your capital. Moving the warrior 1SW maybe will help you decide.
     
  3. michmbk

    michmbk Emperor

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    I would suggest re-rolling. Something is screwy with your settings.

    Spoiler :

    This has to be high sea levels, because there's no way a standard map would have yielded this in 3 turns:

    Spoiler :


    You know how to win from here, but this wouldn't be a good learning game by any stretch.

     
  4. CaF

    CaF Warlord

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    +1 for the reroll. Simply due to the fact that there is no point to waste the beautifuly starting tech combo on a junk start like this. If your plan is to expand quickly then get yourself a start for it. No shame in that.
    +5 for the reroll after seeing the spoiler of mich ;)
     
  5. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Alright, I'll get a diff map, maybe even change the mapscript to Pangea (to practice REXing quickly to get a good, large empire) or custom continents to practice iso any preference either way?
     
  6. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    Radio - Pangaea is fine or any core map. Tectonics is not the best map to learn on. Stick with standard settings and maps and stay away from iso for now. I see no point in "deliberately" seeking iso situation when you are struggling.
     
  7. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Alright, I'll switch to pangaea and practice iso in my free time.
     
  8. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Alright changed map to pangaea, putting new information in OP.
     
  9. CaF

    CaF Warlord

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    probably mining -> BW -> AH so you have a clue where your strategic goodies are. Then pottery or writing depending on 2nd city site. Cottages are possible in this capital, but it is more of a production or specialist city.
     
  10. Fleme

    Fleme Obey the Kitty!

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    Also the first screenshot shows that you looked in the worldbuilder and then took the screenie. Might want to consider locking modified assets if you can't keep yourself from cheating and looking into the worldbuilder.
     
  11. Abegweit

    Abegweit Anarchist trader

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    How can you tell that?
     
  12. Fleme

    Fleme Obey the Kitty!

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    Fade effect in the screenshot shows the surrounding terrain. You don't get that unless you've just closed worldbuilder.
     
  13. Abegweit

    Abegweit Anarchist trader

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    Ahh. You're right :sad:
     
  14. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    Actually Fleme, it does do the same thing if you use the regenerate map feature -sometimes. He coulda grabbed the shot right after map regen. (I actually did think the same thing as you though at first)
     
  15. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    I don't know what happened because I had my brother generate the map and take the screenshot so he may have been curious and checked.
     
  16. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    I did some investigating/interrogation and he said that yes he did use Worldbuilder and that he added just 1 resource near a civ for "balance purposes". Now I'm just hoping it was minor addition, a Horse or something near a civ with a horse UU, I have no clue but he also said that he made no other changes. :undecide: I really don't know why he did that but whatever, I just loaded the autosave so it should be alright again.

    EDIT: @Fleme: Where would I find "Lock Modified Assets" so if I tell my brother to "sit here and click end turn while I go do something" he can't possibly look into worldbuilder and make "balance readjustments".
     
  17. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Well, to begin a semi-controversial game I decided to SIP.



    Cows, bananas, and dry corn plus tons of grasslands, it seems to scream GP farm to me but I also like cottaging early as well, any suggestions with the cap?

    Then I basically just explored around a bit and went Mining->BW->AH->Pottery->Start Writing.

    I met the supporting cast

    First the Russian leader with the most glorious moustache in the game!


    Then a builder


    And finally, our favorite raider from the north, the one, the only, Ragnar!


    And I got a settler and warrior escort just waiting to go so once again it's time to play: Which City Spot is Best(/Not the Worst)!

    The three locations named "Easy _" are spots that I could get to quickly and set up as fast as possible, Russia Block/Gold Coppe(r) is fairly self explanitory, block Russia from going straight west into my land while nabbing copper (after a borderpop), gold and quite a few hills.



    Then in the Northeast we have GP Farm? which I feel would be great for specialists due to cows, rice, and the possibility of farmed (rather than my usual cottaged) floodplains. The Crappy Parasite is a title I feel sums it up quite nicely but I haven't yet seen its entire bfc to know yet.



    So, any suggestions, as in my previous games, city placement is always an issue for me.

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  18. CreeDakota

    CreeDakota King

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    redo your dot map with a food resource for each city. overlap if you have to.

    I would likely Settle toward Stalin, maybe 2 e of the capitals cow and 1W og the horse. It could borrow the cow from the cap for growth and work grassland horse, grassland gems and grow capital cottages if the Cap needs the food back later
     
  19. Radio Noer

    Radio Noer The Devourer

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    Ah, yes. I Didn't see that before, sharing is good, gems and horses are good, production looks promising etc. Good eye :)
     
  20. VoiceOfUnreason

    VoiceOfUnreason Deity

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    Easy-2 clearly belongs two tiles north of your location. Next to the horse, where it can use the cows for food.

    Speaking of which - why on earth are you not working the cows?
     

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