- May 18, 2005
Btw, I ran a test, not for barbs, but happened to notice a ton of barb galleys already on T18, so that's partly why I'm pushing for defogging the southern island area.
Where exactly are you proposing to recon? I was thinking of doing 2 recons for the north, NE followed by NW. I’d like to go as far NE as possible, on the off chance that we can see both of Toku’s cities.Hold on. The quickest way to see all the nearby cities is from our home base, Toku and Stalin in one recon, Roosy and Churchill in the other. That's what I'd do. Hopefully that also gets us a connection to Gua. Then rebase south to see the island(s). That would be my prioritization because that feeds our decision making soonest.
Units move to defog nearby gaps in that reconnaissance.
If we are ok with all workers first, I would like to play a short set tonight or tomorrow morning. 4-5t, but maybe less if I find something interesting.Don't let me hold you up. I have no strong opinions so far. I like that we play a bit and pause for more brainstorming. For example, just the first recon alone made me think about defogging that water trade route and triggered thoughts about spawnbusting.
If we are ok with all workers first, I would like to play a short set tonight or tomorrow morning. 4-5t, but maybe less if I find something interesting.
Roosy's city is closest to our capital. Plus, he and Bismarck like us the best. hidden = 0.
Yea, it's a holy city so +7cptMoscow's borders have expanded already - is this reasonable, given 2 revolts?
Shanghai has chops for the GLH. Great early city.Good thing we didn't go workboat 1st if it is likely to be targeted. Maybe we pretend there is no fish.
Worker steal yes. But capture no. With Deity its best to be patient. I'd rather get those with granary and improvements. Preferably size 2 3 or 4. Also, just getting a constant stream of workers is fine. I have to admit those cities are very close and nice resources. Tempting to own
That's the soonest those cities are pop2 (no auto-raze). Especially significant for Hong Kong.Capture on t9?! Is there an instant-sword-stack cheat code I should be aware of?
I'd say definitely, especially with SP. But where?Are we considering GLH?
Definitely agree with SE of HK because we want to verify Astro. We can't trade resources until we have a trade network to AI capitals. Do we do this from the south or north? If there's an Africa, south may be impossible by bomber recon.Bomber:
I would recon SE of HK, and then look to rebase west. Probably Istanbul. We could recon the area west of the Himalayas, followed by central Europe.
Build Production from the espionage screen. AIs are either building something at 1hpt (could be 2hpt but isn't right now) or 4f-hpt. dG and Toku aren't building workers now. Only Roosy and Stalin (at Moscow). I'm inclined to steal Roosy and Stalin but I could be argued out of Roosy.How do we know that the AIs are building workers? Do we want to steal from Roosy, or just DG and Toku?
Gah, I can't believe I forgot about this.Circumnavigation
Not likely with our bomber. Roosy is far to the east of us.