Warmongering OCC?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Mahatmajon, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Mahatmajon

    Mahatmajon Prince

    Dec 13, 2005
    Chicagoland, USA
    Has anybody had success warmongering in a OCC? I tried a tiny OCC and ended up as India against Spain and the US. After getting BW (and having bronze) I sent a stack of axemen against the US and wiped out all but 2 of their cities (with Swordsmen coming in support).

    Unfortunately there was a small island on the map and my city wasn't coastal so I couldn't finish them off :(

    Fighting Spain was much harder as they got fuedalism and had LOTS of elephants before I turned to deal with them. I ended up giving up.

    Any OCC conquest winners? On a standard or larger map? What difficulties?
  2. scienide09

    scienide09 Regular lurker

    Nov 19, 2005
    I think it might be possible, but you'd need quite the army.

    As for the problem of an island, try a pangea map. There might be some sort of peninsula, but you'll avoid the issue of an unreachable enemy city.
  3. chewbaccad

    chewbaccad Chieftain

    Nov 30, 2005
    I've managed it. I tend to amass a huge army in OCC games, so I strike when I have an advantage. I usually win the OCC by conquest, though occasionally I have to finsih it out a different way because I can't reach some stupid island...

    One thing I learned the hard way is not to warmonger too early though. In my current OCC game I immediately declared war on Alexander and killed his scout. Turned out his capital was about 6 moves from mine, so I camped it for a while and eventually razed it. While that's all nice and good (getting rid of Alexander is always nice and good), it left a lot more expansion room for Ghandi and Catherine and now I'll have a much harder time killing their larger empires.

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