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[SoI] Samanid Religious Victory

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by Jusos2108, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. blizzrd

    blizzrd Micromanager

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    Turn 0: 1342AD
    Start with 1191g -176gpt @ 70% science. Hire an additional specialist in Marv to speed up our next Great Person. Liberate Siraf to Oman. Lots of trading, finish with 1721g -109gpt @ 70% science. Destroy some Fatimid units in Sinai.

    Turn 1: 1344AD
    Kill a couple of Fatimid Catapults on defense near Al-Qahira, but lose a unit to Armenians and a Worker near Constantinople to a wandering Fatimid Marksman. Ahvaz finishes Summer Palace and our economy improves significantly, so I raise science to 80%. Destroy a bunch of Fatimid units. I decide to capitulate Armenia and convert them to Sunni because then our damaged cavalry can heal a bit faster in Armenian cities before we declare war on Georgia.

    Turn 2: 1346AD
    Administrative Reforms in, Military Drill next. Make contact with Bahmani, they are Annoyed. Our Spy causes a revolt in Al-Qahira. Then our siege units smash the defenders. The city falls and the last Muslim relic is ours.
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    Load the Holy Banner onto the waiting fleet in the Gulf of Suez. Fatimids are willing to make peace for a good price:
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    I accept and that completes our 4x Shrines objective. Spread Sunni in Kolhapur (just before it flips to Bahmani) and Chittor. Declare war on Malwa. Gwailor is captured for the loss of one cavalry, massacred and then liberated to our vassal Mewar. We also destroy a large stack of Malwi War Elephants that were conveniently located just outside Gwailor.

    Turn 3: 1348AD
    Bombard defenses of Malwi capital. Otherwise uneventful.

    Turn 4: 1350AD
    Negari's defenses are reduced to zero. Destroy a couple of wandering Malwi War Elephants. Convert Bahmani to Sunni.
    Spoiler :
    Open borders with Bahmani. We are now Very Solid (+128).

    Turn 5: 1352AD
    Plague spawns in Poti. Yemen respawns, but is Sunni. Open Borders with Yemen. An event offering peace with Malwa is declined. Negari is captured, Malwa capitulates and is converted to Sunni.
    Spoiler :
    Liberate fomer Malwi capital back to them. Declare War on Cyprus and Georgia.

    Turn 6: 1354AD
    Great Artist is born in Marv and used to launch a Golden Age. Remaining Great Merchant finishes a trade mision for +850g. Bombardment of Limasol starts. Poti, Tblisi, Sukhuru and Barda are captured from Georgia and the heathens are massacred.

    Turn 7: 1356AD
    More bombards unloaded @ Limasol. Spread Sunni to Bahmani capital and a couple of minor Indian cities.

    Turn 8: 1358AD
    We get the plague. Georgia is now willing to capitulate, I accept and open borders. Spread Sunni in Tblisi, then liberate all recently captured Georgian cities back to them. Georgia is converted to Sunni.
    Spoiler :
    Siege units suicide into the walls of Limasol, but then we take down all of the defenders and massacre the population of heathens. Load some cavalry units back onto the fleet and head for Rodos.

    Turn 9: 1360AD
    We are back at Royal Saint piety level. Settle the last Muslim relic in Mecca.
    Spoiler :
    Cyprus converts to Orthodoxy during their turn, which is a shame because now they aren't able to convert to Sunni for a bit. So they must die. Rodos has a single-plague affected Archer and falls without loss to our troops.
    Spoiler :
    Liberate Limasol to Karaman and Rodos to Vaspurukan. Very Solid (+206)! We have completed all of our SG objectives now, so I settle the Great General in Mecca which triggers the URV.
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  2. blizzrd

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  3. rrosen

    rrosen Chieftain

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    Nice! Good job everyone :)
     
  4. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    :clap:
     
  5. Jusos2108

    Jusos2108 Chieftain

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    Good finish! Just in time, the Ultimate Sunni URV! Good job everyone!:goodjob:
     
  6. Power_of_Beer

    Power_of_Beer Chieftain

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  7. embryodead

    embryodead Caliph

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    Congrats. I was doubting in success intially, seeing all the goals you've set, and given the fact that Samanid starting position & timeline are pretty bad, but that was obviously unfounded :goodjob:
     

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