- Aug 11, 2019
Tolosa should definitely not be slow building a worker. What is the purpose of the granary if you stagnate?? Do not stagnate after you have a granary, unless being max size, working max amount of cottages to cool off whip anger. Always aim to fluctuate in size as much as you can (=whip) to get value from granary!
Gergovia should've immediately taken corn to grow. You don't seem to fully grasp the point of sharing tiles, since you constantly work weak tiles in new cities. You are sharing the floodplains to work them all the time, even unimproved! 31 is a lot better than 21. Gergovia should start with a granary, it's a much better building than CHA monument. You don't seem to fully grasp the value of the granary. It effectively doubles food, it's insanely strong! A monument is useful only to raise your -cap by one, and you are not even close to the -cap.
I hope you are not seriously working a 21-tile.
I think fishing is better than writing, perhaps also sailing before writing, perhaps even monarchy before writing. Btw it seems like you haven't directed . I'd put them on Hannibal, since likely you'll kill Hatty first.
Spoiler Turn 74 :
Went back several turns to correct my gameplay. Gave corn to Gergovia and also Tolosa will 2-pop whip a worker at size 4. Only stagnated for 2 turns since it was chopped too:
Worker whipped. Capital finished Granary:
Overflow will go into settler on Tolosa for one turn, then will keep growing.
Actually, decided to overflow into two warriors instead. I think the MP with Monarchy will be better anyways:
Turn 67: Teching sailing. No more stagnating. Gave back corn to capital. Tolosa will chop + Whip settler at size 5:
1-pop whipped granary at Gergovia. Overflow will go into WB:
Capital grew to size 5 and had health issues. In my ADHD mind I just realized in reloading I forgot to pasture the pigs by capital! So I reloaded a few turns and turn 67 I sent two workers to pasture pigs:
Turn 74: Teching towards Monarchy to cash in on all those warriors. Whipped two settlers, one in capital and another in Tolosa. Question is, where do you recommend I settle next?