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Strategy for Caesar Augustus...

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Kyuss, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Kyuss

    Kyuss Chieftain

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    I mostly play Huayna, but I have noticed how aggresive the AI can be, so I have decided protect myself. The traits are very good IMO, I am a wonder builder and expansive.

    The problem is when I attack one of my neighbours doesn't pass much time until other declares war on me with TONS of units.

    I like this patch so far, I think it's more difficult and makes your decisions more critucal.

    I'm playing in Prince dificulty.
     
  2. Kyuss

    Kyuss Chieftain

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    And Huge Map with archipielago, sneaky continents, low level sea and Epic speed.
     
  3. troytheface

    troytheface Chieftain

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    Playing lincoln (Standard/Random Land) and stuck on Prince as well. Sometimes that apocolyptic palace makes a gang attack occur. And too maybe the patch bettered diplo relations between AI. But this i know - i have never survived a gang attack and won the game.
     
  4. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    Make sure to destroy Mark Antony and do not allow Cleopatra to seduce you.
     
  5. Lance of Llanwy

    Lance of Llanwy Chieftain

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    Hmmm. Well, you have two early game strengths
    1)Praet Rush
    2)Settler Spam
    You must be careful, because you're not organized. To get around it, you COULD try and transform Industrious into an economic trait and nail down the Great Lighthouse, Colossus, and/or ToA. That should help cash flow nicely.

    If there's a lot of free space, the most logical thing seems to be to snag the GW. Both of your traits are synergistic with it, it goes well with Settler spam, and the resulting spy can be used to steal some techs. Praets have a huge window, so you can turn to utilizing them pretty much up until the AIs start getting machinery.
     
  6. nightbringerggz

    nightbringerggz Chieftain

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    You need to provide more information before we can offer tips, preferably with some game saves.

    My first thought would be that you attacked a member of a large religious block. Civs with the same religion will generally like one another, and thus are more likely to come to each other's defense. This is especially true if you are of a different religion.

    You might also be attacking a tech leader, who can afford to give away techs to convince his friends to fight for him.

    Anyway, provide some more details and we can provide more solid advice.
     
  7. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    Oh right, you meant in the game... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dennis_Moore

    Dennis_Moore Unholy Roman

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    beat me to it!;)
     
  9. kniteowl

    kniteowl Pirate Captain :P

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    Don't forget a bout the UB that gives you +25% GPP.

    You can easily pursue a Specialist Economy, you Ind trait can help you pursue wonders quickly if you have the right resource, if you have Marble, go after Pathenon and Great Library, if you have Stone go after the Pyramids. If you have neither go for a Metal Casting Slingshot with the Oracle and Whip cheap forges in your production cities for quick Prat Production.
     
  10. DrewTate

    DrewTate Chieftain

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    Build Praetorians and destroy cities, pillage their improvements, and rape their women.
     
  11. JKWSN

    JKWSN Enlightened Despot

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    ^ Don't forget to ride off on their horses


    Augustus is a builder. His traits can lead to a strong civ - but you've got to build it up. Industrious will let you grab bonuses that will let you mimic other traits - grab the Hanging Gardens as you'll need the health.

    Imperialistic will let you settler spam but it will also, if you settle your GGs, make one heck of a military city with a few super-units to boot. 17 exp out of the gate can be done, especially if you tick the AI off before they get Machinery and do your fighting inside the GW.
     
  12. Kyuss

    Kyuss Chieftain

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    Thanks guys, I feel they are researching sooo fast. Usually when I have a decent number of Praetorians, some of them already have macemen.

    I can post a gamesave later.

    I have the great lighthouse, the oracle, the pyramids and the great wall. I failed to build the colossus, the ToA and the hanging gardens... Ultimately I am building the AP but it seems I'm going to fail too.

    My main concern is how can I be the first science empire, I don't wanto to be surpassed by the others...
     
  13. Seras

    Seras BuildingMonger

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    kill caesarion!
     
  14. Dennis_Moore

    Dennis_Moore Unholy Roman

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    Yeah, the finishing touch.:D
     

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