I only played this scenario twice, at Emperor level. Did 30 or so turns, once as Rome and once as Carthage. Also, I didn't play Civ3 at Demigod level yet. Please keep that in mind when reading the rest of this post.
I guess we should at least take Sicily. We have Legions that can be moved there on Galleys, if that will be the decision of the Senators.Originally posted by conmcb25
Definately yes. The sooner the better, as the Celts will be settling on some of the finest real estate available to us.Originally posted by conmcb25
Attack the Celts?
This involves a decision whether we want to go hard after the Celts or Carthage right from the start. We have some legions at the ready. Obviously they are not there for MP duty.
I'd rather not. The Hoplites are too good against early Legions. And if we would attack Greece, the Persians would certainly finish them off fast and become even more of an early superpower. They can field impressive numbers of Immortals.Originally posted by conmcb25
Attack the Greeks?
For now? Everyone except Carthage and the Celts. Not more than two targets at a time.Originally posted by conmcb25
Who should be our friends?
For later? Well, time will tell, I guess.
Easiest way would be to offer them tech. But I don't know how bad that can turn out at Demigod level.Originally posted by conmcb25 After we decide who we are going to devour, how will we get the AI Civs to help?
Temple of Artemis comes to mind. If we start the GA soon, we just might have a shot. And with an expanding empire those free Temples would be really great to have. I'd say either in Rome or in Neapolis. If it doesn't happen, we can still go for some other good stuff, like Hadrian's Wall or the Great Library.Originally posted by conmcb25 What wonders should we try to build early and where?
Launch it and use it to get basic infrastructure and lots of Legions and a decent tech pace. With Legions II we can take out the Celts and Goths wit ease.Originally posted by conmcb25
Should we launch the GA right away or build some more cities first with our citizens at the start of the game?
Two cities can be placed during the very first turn, so Id' say we do just that. There is space close to Padua for both of the Citizens around there. The two in Rome and Neapolis can be sent to various places, or added to cities. I don't know how critical that would be to wonder building.Originally posted by conmcb25 Where should those cities go whether we trigger a GA early or not? Or should some of the citizens be added to towns already in existance to help wonder builds. If we are going to chase wonders early?
And technology. I suppose we should get those second level Legions ASAP, right? So I suggest we research Tactics first.