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TSG 162 AAR

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Game Of The Month' started by golem, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. golem

    golem Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2001
    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    Praha, Czech rep.
    Game status: Diplomacy Victory
    Game date: 1785AD
    Turns played: 267
    Base score:1134
    Final score:2139
    Time played:6:20:00

    Easy game, desert was powerfull - with Petra, Desert Folklore and Kasbahs unbeatable.
    I did four cities, no war in the game. I wanted to finish with science, but on turn 220 I changed my mind - all CS loved me. I finished with 55 votes.

    Thanks for nice game.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2017
  2. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    774
    Location:
    SE Minnesota
    I've been sick for about a week. Thanks for the diversion, it was greatly appreciated.

    Game status: Diplomacy Victory
    Game date: 1974
    Turns played: 394
    Base score:2607
    Final score:3342
    Time played:11:37:00

    Powerful start with all the desert hills, silver, and sheep, etc. I like having my capital on the coast for the trade routes, but since I didn't see any fish or water luxes, I moved inland and settled on the silver; let my second city be on the coast. Turned out to be a good move. I got Desert Folklore and founded the first religion. I built Hanging Gardens and Petra, and then was like "now what?" I'm not used to large maps and with no designated victory type I wasn't sure what to do. So I just played peacefully (mostly) and settled 3 cities and took one from Assyria in a peace deal from a joint war after Ashurbanipal killed Austria. I had declared friendships with everyone (including Ashurbanipal even after taking his city) for most of the game, while slowly I accumulated fast hoards of gold and CS alliances. I built Forbidden Palace and I founded the World Congress.

    In the Industrial or Modern era, England and Germany denounced me for being friends with their enemies. (My friendship with Bismarck lasted much longer than I expected after he took Order and I was Freedom, but he couldn't abide that I liked the Americans.) Napoleon asked me for a joint war with Elizabeth. I accepted, and I that's how I got York, London, Hastings, and liberated some American cities. Later, when Bismarck captured the last American city again, he immediately challenged me about troops on his border and asked if I wanted war. I said sure why not, and we had a nice little war (and I liberated America again.) Somewhere in all this I found that diplomatic victory was in my grasp and I went for it; I had 58 votes for world leader (44 required) on the first vote. Cultural victory might have been a little quicker, if I'd taken Internet instead of Globalization for my Rationalism finisher. Now I think I'm going to "just one more turn" and take the last 4 or 5 capitals...

    The screenshot is of my 3 founded cities. Just to the left, I'm sweeping up the debris in Berlin
     

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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  3. vadalaz

    vadalaz Chieftain

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    836
    Game status: Culture Victory
    Game date: 25AD
    Turns played: 116
    Base score: 492
    Final score: 2139

    The start seemed too good for Sacred Sites, large size map with lots of desert and even some Incense for extra faith and culture from monasteries. Built a few more units than I normally would because of raging barbs, but otherwise it was pretty straightforward. Pure Piety, +100G/DF/Monasteries/Mosques, gifted a city to the culture leader to send a trade route.
     

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  4. daheat43

    daheat43 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Indiana
    Game status: Domination Victory
    Game date: 1740AD
    Turns played: 258
    Base score: 1884
    Final score: 3694
    Time played: 9:57:00

    That was a fun game! Thanks for making it for us.

    I was going to play peaceful, maybe for diplo, given that Morocco should be a money machine. I took the city state to start location's West, since it was in the desert, though. Then I was delayed toward libraries and NC because I wanted to get four cities down. Except Germany attacked for NO REASON (they were mad about the CS conquest, and my last city was planted near them). They took my city and pissed me off, so I built a small archer army to take it back. But there was so little resistance, I took Hamburg and Berlin, too. Then I had the 2nd biggest army in the world, so Domination it would be.

    No one really put up any meaningful resistance -- the map was a pain to get across, though. Mountains and jungles! Was that to discourage domination?

    I wound up trying what I've seen some good players on here do: just pump out units endlessly when it is clear you will need no more infrastructure for the win. That turned out to be great, since my swarms of cavalry and Landscnecht/Lancers took out Netherlands and Paris for the last two capitals before most of my siege units could get there. Prior to that, it was archer/CB/XB all the way.

    Oh, and I got a few extra units since Mayans founded Holy Warriors, I kept their religion in Palenque, and I had tons of faith from Desert Folklore. (first religion). That was fun! And Morocco is a financial beast. With Big Ben and Commerce tree completed, it was sick :)

    interestingly, Napolean decided to DoF me when I had conquered all but 2-3 capitals. What was he thinking?? I just kept doing lux for lump sum trades til the end, which didn't hurt, and kept him bankrupt at DoW time. Weird. He had NO negative modifiers with me.

    Screenshot after last capital fell, attached.
     

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
  5. raider980

    raider980 Chieftain

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    3
    Game status: Science Victory
    Game date: 1961 AD
    Turns played: 381
    Score: 1869 (I’m not sure what Base and Final Score mean that others are putting up. I only see one score, the one on the main diplomacy screen that lists all the civs and their scores).


    Well, I got Desert Folklore and Petra (and Kasbah are awesome!); I still ragequit three times, hahaha.

    · The first time was because the raging barbarians spread their rage to me. I couldn’t do anything without them messing something up. Raiding my caravans, threatening my workers and settlers, pillaging my land. At one point they were camping around a ruin and so I led them on a wild goose chase around some mountains and came back and was a step away from the ruin and bam, a Dutch scout shows up and gets it.

    · The second was when I found out that’s a lake.

    · The third was when Bismarck DoW’d me for the third time in a row. (I guess he didn’t like it when I accidentally shot his protected city-state’s worker, said too bad, then the next turn captured it.) Germany attacking from the west, the English in the north, barbarians raging in the east.

    After that, I decided to forget trying to play a fast, peaceful game. Win, lose or draw, this game was going to be about destroying Bismarck.

    So I started cranking out CB and Pikemen and headed toward Munich. Surprisingly, it was barely defended. I guess he had sent all his units at me earlier and I took them out. I was out-teched (Pikemen vs. Musketmen then Riflemen) so it was a long hard slog. But my Berber Cavalry evened the score so I took Munich. I realized city razing was off and it wasn’t a good city so I starved the citizenry and let him take it back. It was just size 1 by then.

    By this time I had seen that Hamburg was on the coast so had gone for Navigation. And I had built a canal city so Marrakech ships could get out of the lake. Frigates and my battle hardened troops from the Battle of Munich took Hamburg. And Berlin fell not too long after. Both cities were great – Berlin had a million wonders; Bismarck must’ve been going for CV.

    With Germany out of the way I was worried about Elizabeth attacking so I moved my army north to protect the border. She never attacked though and the rest of the game was peaceful for me (the AI were busy fighting each other a lot). I lost a lot of time in the 1000 year War Against German Aggression and ended up with a Science Victory in the year 1961AD.

    One question about the submission file: Do I need to rename it and put my username in there or just leave the name as it is? It doesn't say anything about renaming the file on the submission screen but I though I read it somewhere.
     

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