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Which Civ would you like in Colonization?

Discussion in 'Civ4Col - General Discussions' started by Huayna Capac357, Oct 26, 2007.

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Which civs do you wish were in Colonization?

Poll closed Oct 25, 2008.
  1. Portugal

    216 vote(s)
    75.3%
  2. Sweden

    67 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Russia

    70 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. China

    33 vote(s)
    11.5%
  5. Venice

    31 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. Arabs

    26 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. Holy Roman Empire

    25 vote(s)
    8.7%
  8. Ottomans

    28 vote(s)
    9.8%
  9. Vikings

    62 vote(s)
    21.6%
  10. Other

    47 vote(s)
    16.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Pick which civs you would like in Colonization II (this is hypothetical).
     
  2. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Please post? Please?? :please:
     
  3. Toni1

    Toni1 Warlord

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    Because you asked nicely :D ;)

    Portugal, Denmark-Norway and Sweden. Perhaps some german state (not HRE). Ottomans would be interesting addition but would be lot of work to implement with their different culture and religion. Western christian kings would pay to have the infidels destroyed tought :p

    Problem with adding russia is that they could in theory started colonisation early in 18th centrury at the earliest.
     
  4. Nash-olization

    Nash-olization Chieftain

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    Always wondered why Portugal were never in Colonization meself.

    The early clinker built caravels with tar , moss , roves and tree nails have almost vanished into history.
     
  5. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    Voted for All except for Holy Rome. They never colonized the world

    I also voted for other because of this, This, and this

    Germany did colonize as well, but it was Brandenburg and later united Germany not Holy Rome.

    Also why did you include the Arabs? If there in, then you might as well include Polynesia as well. (which wouldn't be a bad idea actually).
     
  6. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Wow. I never knew Scotland tried to found a colony in Nova Scotia.

    Though it does seem somewhat obvious now (Nova Scotia=New Scotland).
     
  7. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    :D i wonder how the world would be if scotland actually made and kept a colony in Panama...
     
  8. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Mayans with kilts!

    Highlanders in the lowlands!

    Cacao with haggis!
     
  9. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    Portugal. They did colonize quite a lot of the New World. ;)
     
  10. Gelion

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    The original misses Portugal as a great colonial power.

    If colonization were to extend further in time, say up to 1800's then I'd be happy to see Russia, coming from the East and perhaps some German settlers too (Danish, Scotts, Irish and other opressed people incl. ;) )
     
  11. frekk

    frekk Scourge of St. Lawrence

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    Because Colonization focussed chiefly on North American colonization, and Portugal played no real part in it. Their New World colonies were all in South America.

    Scotland and England were united under the same king, so it was actually a British colony, just like New England.
     
  12. The Fishman

    The Fishman Resident Megalomaniac

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    I think all of the civs which were powerful in Renaissance times would be good, for alternative history and replayability purposes. Some countries such as China probably could have colonised America and competed with the Europeans, they just didn't want to for some reason.
    Two civs I'm not sure about: Arabs and Vikings. I voted for Arabs, but then I thought that perhaps they shouldn't be in because they weren't that powerful by the Renaissance era, but other Muslim countries such as Mali were still quite rich. As for Vikings, although they did set up some colonies in America, they were much earlier than the rest of the other colonies and died out just as the other European colonies were starting off. Either they would be really weak and primitive in the game and have no chance of winning, or there would be silly anachronistic units combining horned helmets and beards with rifles and brightly-coloured coats.
     
  13. Will9

    Will9 Prince

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    Defiantly Portugal and Russia. Maybe Venice and Sweden
     
  14. hs1611

    hs1611 Chieftain

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    That I would like to see :D
     
  15. Böle 1

    Böle 1 Chieftain

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    Playing as Russians would make a completely different feeling of Colonization:

    Landing on the west coast, co-operating with the natives, not meeting fellow Europeans for a short period...

    I'd go for it!
     
  16. kazapp

    kazapp Emperor

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    Spain, England, France and the Dutch.

    Because if the Col designers didn't expand the number of playable civilizations, they probably have a very good reason for doing so.
     
  17. alex9988

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    PORTUGAL!
    You can't have a game about colonization without PORTUGAL! :D

    Iberia FTW!
     
  18. Skitters

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    The problem with Russia is that if left with no real competition for land they would likely win every game.

    As such you'd also have to simulate that to support their Alaskan colony, they had to move across Asia - which itself was in the process of being colonised. Furthermore you'd also have to simulate that each winter Russia often only had limited access to the ocean as it's ports were often frozen over.

    I suspect you'd have to have very limited cross production (influencing the number of colonists that are spawned), and perhaps have to pay a mark-up for training/recruiting colonists and would also have to pay transportation taxes on goods sold in 'Europe' to represent the need to shift them from Russia's Asian coast to Europe.
     
  19. Stephanus

    Stephanus Chieftain

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    Although only independent since 1830, Belgium might also be a country to include. It colonised a great part of central Africa in the late 1800s...
     
  20. Beginner

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    Well this game is going to be mod-able, just like the regular Civ 4, so we'll probably see most, if not all of these civilizations within a few months after release.
     

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