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What... is the capital of Assyria?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Rolaran, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Rolaran

    Rolaran Chieftain

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    Assur was the original capital, but I have a feeling Ninevah is better known... so, Assur as the first city, then Ninevah coming up fairly soon once you start expanding?
     
  2. snipperrabbit!!

    snipperrabbit!! Deity

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    Are you asking or answering ?
     
  3. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    I think Nineveh was the capital later on at least. I could be wrong, though.
     
  4. Art Grin

    Art Grin Emperor

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    Which one was the capitol for a longer period of time or which one was the capitol during their height?
    I'd go for Nineveh because it sound better then Assur.;)
     
  5. King William I

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    Nineveh is a Babylonian city in-game. A fairly early one if I'm not mistaken.
     
  6. Tomatekh

    Tomatekh Sahib-i-Qirani

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    That doesn't matter. Honolulu is the Polynesian capital and also in America's city-list. The game simply skips that city name if the other civ already built it.
     
  7. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    To the OPer: Just wondering, did you name this thread that way because of Monty Python and the Holy Grale?
     
  8. Rolaran

    Rolaran Chieftain

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    Guilty as charged ;)

    Having said that, I was genuinely curious, because it looks like Assur and Ninevah were only two of four cities that the Assyrian empire made their capital, the others being Nimrud and (briefly) Dur-Sharrukin. And I think I've seen Nimrud before in another Civ's cities as well (can't remember which one now though).
     
  9. Steamwerks

    Steamwerks Warlord

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    Maybe that will be part of their UA, a la Persia in Rise of Nations?

    I think Assur and Nineveh are the most likely candidates. Probably Nineveh.
     
  10. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    It's easy to remove. I made a list of independent city lists to include Babylon, Sumeria, and Assyria in the game. It's not hard to do.

    This is especially true because Nineveh never was a Babylonian city. It's only connection to Babylon is that the city was destroyed by the Neo-Babylonian Empire.

    I personally prefer Assur because it was the first Assyrian capital, but I can see it going either way. There were, after all, at least four Assyrian capitals I can name off the top of my head.
     
  11. cuso210

    cuso210 Warlord

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    But how will that work? In Rise of Nations, you had to take the capital to eliminate a civ (or capitals in case of Persia), but that's not the case here.
     
  12. King William I

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    Well, I'm gonna go ahead and guess the stats for Assyria

    Leader: Ashurbanipal (the only Assyrian King I know)
    Capital: Assur (the first capital) or Nineveh (most well known capital)
    UU: Siege Tower (Catapult) possibly a powerful melee siege unit that moves slowly
    UB: Cuneiform Library (Library) culture boost, can host Great Works (GW)
    UA: Legend of Seriramis- all GP give a combat bonus.
     
  13. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    I was thinking something like that for the unique building. It would fit very well with the Library of Nineveh.

    What about a religion bonus (automatic conversion upon capture). The Assyrians did think they were waging war for their god Ashur. Although I think they actually incorporated enemy pantheons, so I'll have to think about this more carefully.
     

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