- Apr 24, 2021
Post update i think Canada is in a really strong position now with the insane yields it can get from tundras. But overall, do you think Russia is better for the tundra?
You basically said Canada if Russia isn't there? So... if Russia is an option, then Russia? Kikiki.Overall, Canada is now really the civ that wants to be in the heart of the tundra and can really grow cities there though, and they get a big boost if Russia isn't there to hamper their religion game. I gave Canada the nod in the vote since for the majority of games Russia won't be in play.
Canada's not even an option. Russia can get an early pantheon with tundra and thus can take Dance of the Aurora + Work Ethic to make up for whatever else the tundra lacks. They can also settle directly on tundra for faith. On the other hand, Canada is stuck working food negative tiles so they're no use early game, except for camps which as I've noted from my last few rolls isn't guaranteed at all.
If there is little or no Tundra, Russia is still better because they grab more tiles and still have their Lavra.
I guarantee that the only way I'm missing out on Dance of the Aurora and Work Ethic as Canada is if Russia's in the game (since even on deity I'll just ignore training units and go holy site > prayers ASAP) . So while Russia may be slightly better at getting them it's not like Canada's a slouch at it either. In games where they're not head to head both will have access to each of those two things, and I personally think I'd take the rest of Canada's kit over Russia's.
People always knock Canada's early lack of food but it's not like Russia is any better.
You can, but then you have to found a religion as Canada, meaning your Holy Sites aren't half off and give twice as many prophet points, and you probably will need to run God-King while Russia can just run the production card. So Russia can probably just build a shrine instead.
It's not just a food issue in that Canada must also spend builder charges