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Should I take over the Zulu cities?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Crowpocalyptic1, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Crowpocalyptic1

    Crowpocalyptic1 Warlord

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    I'm currently in a conquest only game where there are 8 civs (including myself) and everyone is at war with at least 2 other people... I'm currently at peace with the Zulu, and at war with the Ottomans... The Ottomans and Zulu are also at war, and the Zulu are losing cities quickly... The Zulu share a border with me to my south, and to their southwest is the Ottomans.

    Should I take over the Zulu cities for their own good? I'm thinking I should, otherwise, the Ottomans will get it all, and that would be no good...
     
  2. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Sounds like you should.

    Provided you're holding your own against the Ottomans, that is. If that war is going the wrong way, you might be better off helping the Zulu by giving them SRs or whatnot.
     
  3. Crowpocalyptic1

    Crowpocalyptic1 Warlord

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    Well, I'm holding my own against everyone... granted, I'm losing a lot of units, but have yet to lose a city, or a unit IN a city... I may just have to attack the zulu... they're weak enough already...
     
  4. deadloss

    deadloss Chieftain

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    I think by taking the first Zulu city, you basically 'declare war' against them.

    If you're strong enough to fend them off, then go for it.

    I would suggest that you should as I can't see them being able to fend off a two-pronged attack.

    Do you have the ability to check out their troops in comparison to yours (PF3, I think)? If you can see that they're weaker than yours (even in your Military Advisor's opinion), then show them who's the daddy!?!

    You don't say what level that you're playing at...
     
  5. stevenx

    stevenx Chieftain

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    well, won't it be better to weaken the ottoman first?!? since its a conquest game... If zulu is weaker than u, then u should not fear them... soften the ottoman up for future conquest...:lol:
     
  6. deadloss

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    Yeah, I suppose you could but that then allows the Zulus to stock up on their Impi and other units whilst you're putting the knife into the Ottomans.

    I suppose it could be said that there are arguments for either case. For me personally, I don't like the Zulus getting too strong or staying in the game for too long. They're a pain in the ass as an AI CIV and the sooner they get wiped out, the better as far as I'm concerned.

    I also think that if you have an opening, it's better to get rid of a rival ASAP - at least that way allows you to concentrate on other issues/CIVs without them being one more problem for you down the line.

    That's one of the great aspects about the game, if you ask me - 'when is the right time to attack?'

    If you're strong enough and they're vulnerable, and an opportunity to obliterate them comes up - go for it!
     
  7. stevenx

    stevenx Chieftain

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    guess it depends on which level the games in on... in lower level its better to soften both civ, since they don't rebuild that fast... in my current diety game... they rebuild their army so fast, that i wonder whether did they hack the game themselves:confused:
     
  8. Dynamic Cow

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    take them, and take them fast. theres no reason why you shouldnt.
     
  9. Crowpocalyptic1

    Crowpocalyptic1 Warlord

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    For all those wondering, the game is Regent level, and I've yet to attack, but then again, I've only gone a certain amount of turns, as I have to wait SO long between turns because of the whole thing about being at war with 4 other civs...
     
  10. RegentMan

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    I sure hope so! Otherwise I don't know what everyone is :smoke: . Unless you got by peaceful means... ;)
     
  11. Aramazd

    Aramazd Deity

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    Take them unless the ottomans have Siphia...
     
  12. Junzi Nicuzn

    Junzi Nicuzn Gaijin Samurai

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    :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:

    KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!
    :ar15:

    carefully

    DESTROY THEM!!!
    :soldier: :tank: :soldier:

    carefully
     
  13. NeonInfusion

    NeonInfusion I live for Conquests.

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    Junzi Nicuzn is right. KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!! (not carefully)
     
  14. SeVeS

    SeVeS Socialist

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    It is a conquest game, so you should really take them as soon as the oppurtunity arises. Just take out the Zulu's, see what you have left of your millitary, regroup, and attack the Otto's.
     
  15. RX2000

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    I would definitely take out the Zulus. Its been my experience in games that the sooner the Zulus are gone, the better. ;)
     
  16. Inter4

    Inter4 Forza Inter!

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    Canyou post a screenshot of your map and troop situation?
     
  17. Penguin Glory

    Penguin Glory Aquatic Pigeon

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    If you have the military power, go for it.
     

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