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TJS1 -- Going on the Pill-age

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Succession Games' started by tjs282, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. tjs282

    tjs282 Stone cold fish

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    Once again, the XenForo Alerts failed -- glad I checked the thread directly for updates...

    Hooray! Congratulations Robbus, and I hope Emperor-level is now at least slightly less intimidating for you!

    Thanks to everyone (players, lurkers, old Uncle Tom Cobbley and all) for taking part.
     
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  2. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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    Good job everyone! Any win on Emperor before 1000 AD with a not-so-good start position like we had, is indeed an achievement! :thumbsup:

    I assume that Carthage was already a bit more advanced, but Osmania was a bit backward. Otherwise we might have gotten even more?!
     
  3. Nathiri

    Nathiri Commander

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    I had not actually done much in the way of naval invasions in my games, so this was a good experience for me in that area, but also learning better expansion properly, since when I understood civ3's mechanics more, I never actually went back and did an efficient growth start. I see that fast government change and the placement of granaries is very crucial if you want to expand well.
     
  4. Spoonwood

    Spoonwood Grand Philosopher

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    After fiddling around with some always war games, I took a look back at this. The capital could have ended up a rather productive place for a long stay in despotism, which ends up something likely to happen on the highest levels without always war. Basically, the capital could have produced ten shields growing to size 5 and to size 7, for a 10 turn settler-military production combo factory. You only need 4 bonus production squares for this and one forest that you can keep around. The build order can be something like the following:

    Starting from growing from size 4 to 5, an archer. One archer at size 5. Another archer growing from size 5 to 6. Another archer at size 6. Then a settler, for 4 archers and a settler (or some spears thrown in there). Then starting at size five, 2 archers. An archer which starts size 5. Then a settler (which puts the city back at size 4 ready to grow in one turn for another 10 shields on the way). So, that's 7 archers/spears/catapults and 2 settlers in 21 turns.

    I think later combinations might work out by doing something like two swordsmen/horseman, a catapult, a settler, and a swordsman/horseman, two catapults, and a second settler, for three swordsmen/horsemen, three catapults, and a settler in 21 turns.

    Looking back also, start three could have produced 10 shields per turn at size 5 out of despotism with 3 extra food per turn. That makes for 3 turn growth with a granary and emphasize production on, still getting 10 shields every turn. That's a simple 6 turn swordsmen/horsemen-settler factory combo.
     
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