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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Sources/Links

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Sources/Links



    Official

    Firaxis Games Site: http://www.firaxis.com/games/game_detail.php?gameid=21
    Take2 Games Release: http://ir.take2games.com/ReleaseDet...eleaseID=315205
    Civilization Website: http://www.civilization.com
    Take2 Games Website: http://www.take2games.com/
    Firaxis Games Website: http://www.firaxis.com

    E3

    Gamespot: http://e3.gamespot.com/story.html?s...4086&pid=946846
    IGN http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/890/890527p1.html
    Gamed: http://www.gamed.nl/view/43390
    ShackNews: http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=929
    GamePlanet: http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/13...on-screenshots/
    GamersGlobal: http://www.gamersglobal.com/news/1122
    Fidgit: http://fidgit.com/archives/2008/07/colonization.php
    GameZone: http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/p35603.htm
    GameSpy: http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/civiliz...d/891987p1.html

    Other

    Gamesport - Meier on revolutionizing Colonization: http://au.gamespot.com/news/6192569.html
    Wikipedia Colonization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloni...(computer_game)
    Gamespy Coverage: http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/civilization-game-untitled/
    Gamespy Preview: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/civilizati...d/884502p1.html
    Gamespot Coverage: http://au.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/...=result;title;0
    Gamespot Preview: http://au.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/...1&mode=previews
    IGN Coverage: http://au.pc.ign.com/objects/890/890713.html
    IGN Preview: http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/884/884665p1.html
    GamesRadar Preview: http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/sid-me...610141033312078
    1UP Preview: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3168463
    AskMen Preview: http://ca.askmen.com/gaming/pc/Sid-...review-1-1.html
    Worthplaying Preview: http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=53641

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Game Tables

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Game Tables



    Playable Nations

    Nation Leaders Traits
    Dutch Adriaen van der Donck Mercantile
    Charismatic
    Peter Stuyvesant Mercantile
    Industrious
    England John Adams Tolerant
    Disciplined
    George Washington Tolerant
    Libertarian
    France Samuel de Champlain Cooperative
    Enterprising
    Louis de Frontenac Cooperative
    Militaristic
    Spain Simon Bolivar Conquistador
    Determined
    Jose de San Martin Conquistador
    Resourceful

    Traits

    Trait Effect
    Charismatic +100% time between tax increases.
    Conquistador +25% versus Natives.
    Cooperative Natives are more tolerant towards territory encroachment.
    -50% time spent living among Natives to learn a new skill.
    Determined +100% bells effect on rebel strength.
    Disciplined -50% soldier equipment required.
    Enterprising +100% Native conversion rate from missions.
    Industrious +25% hammers in all settlements.
    Libertarian +25% bells in all settlements.
    Mercantile Market prices are less sensitive.
    Militaristic Free promotion (Grenadier I) for mounted and gunpowder units.
    Resourceful -50% XP needed for unit promotions.
    Tolerant -25% crosses needed for immigration.
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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Maps & Scenarios

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Maps & Scenarios



    Americas

    This style of map will be a random map with two continents north and south connected in the middle by an ithmus.

    Caribbean

    This style of map will be a random map featuring land surrounding a large bay full of islands.

    Accurate North and South America

    This map will be an accurate map of North and South America.

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Constitution

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Constitution



    Constitution

    Details of the Constitution will be listed here as they become available.

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Founding Fathers

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Founding Fathers



    Founding Fathers

    Portrait Category Name Attributes Trade Adam Smith 50% faster production of textile mill, coat factory, rum factory, cigar factory. Trade Alexander Hamilton +3 hammers per Town Hall. Exploration Alexander von Humboldt 50% faster production of College & University Politics Alexis de Tocqueville +50% education in every settlement+3 bells per University Religion Bartolome de las Casas +50% native conversion rate from missions Politics Ben Franklin +3 bells per printing press & newspaper Politics Betsy Ross +3 cloth per weaver's house+3 cloth per weaver's shop+3 cloth per textile mill Military Chief Powhatan +50% strength for converted natives Trade Cyrus McCormick +1 wheat on plots with 2 wheat+50% sugar per settlement Military Diego Velazquez de Cuellar Provides 3 indentured servants Military Dom Pedro I +50% Great General emergenceFree promotion (Veteran 1 & Minuteman 1) Trade Eli Whitney +50% cotton in all settlements Military Ethan Allen Free promotion (Ranger 1, Mountaineer 1) Military Francisco Pizarra Free promotion (Looter) Military Francisco de Coronado +1 movement for Dragoon Religion Gabriel Lallemant 50% faster production of church & cathedral Exploration Giovanni da Verrazano Provides 1 Caravel Exploration Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada Reveals all plots with burial grounds & ancient ruins Religion Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra +2 bells per church+3 bells per cathedral Military Hernan Cortes Free stockade in every settlement Military Hernando de Soto Free promotion (grenadier 1) Exploration Jacques Marquette +1 movement for scout Politics James Madison +3 guns per armory+3 guns per magazine+ 3 guns per arsenal Trade Jan de Witt -50% tools required for buildings Religion John Harvard Free schoolhouse in every settlement Trade John Jacob Astor +50% furs in every settlement Politics John Jay +25% bells in every settlement Military John Paul Jones Provides 1 Frigate Trade John Rolfe +25% tobacco in every settlement Exploration John Smith -50% cost of native land purchasing Politics John Winthrop +1 cross per town hall Exploration Juan Ponce de Leon 2 times as likely to get treasure from ancient ruins Exploration Juan de Bermudez +1 movement for caravel+1 movement for merchantman+1 movement for galleon Religion Juan de Sepulveda Provides 2 converted natives Exploration Lewis and Clark -50% pioneer equipment needed+1 movement for wagon train Trade Lord Baltimore Increases cross production by the tax rate Military Marquis de La Fayette Increases gun production by the tax rate Religion Nathaniel Hawthorne Provides 3 elder statesman Politics Patrick Henry +3 bells per town hall Military Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve Free promotion (Formation)+1 movement for converted natives Exploration Pedro Alvares Cabral -50% travel time to Europe Trade Peter Minuit -25% cost of recruiting units in Europe Politics Pocahontas Strengthens relations with natives Religion Roger Williams +25% converstion rate from missionsStrengthens relations with natives Politics Samuel Adams ...
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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Natives

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Natives



    Natives

    Apache
    Mangas Coloradas

    War Chief of the Apache
    Lived: c.1793 - 1863

    Mangas Coloradas was the leader of the Apache during a period of extended conflict between his people and the Americans that later became known as the Apache Wars. Little is known of Coloradas's early life. But by the 1830s, the Apache leader found himself in an exceedingly difficult position. His territory, wedged uncomfortably between the newly-formed and highly ambitious Mexican nation and the manifest-destiny obsessed United States, became even more valuable when great troves of copper and gold were discovered to lie beneath its soil.

    The Mexicans struck first, beginning a campaign of annihilation against the Apache. The Apache fought back with fervor, creating a force that included two of the greatest native warriors in history - Cochise, leader of the Chiricahua Apache, and later, Geronimo, the seemingly invincible medicine man of the Chiricahua. Bloodshed continued between the Mexicans and the Apache until the United States stepped in, declaring formal war on Mexico in 1846. Coloradas granted the American troops safe passage through his lands and even offered Apache support to the Americans if they would guarantee the natives' sovereignty.

    Such a deal, however, would never be struck. The call of gold and copper in the Apache territory was too much for the American miners, who increasingly trespassed on Apache soil. The specific incident that drove Coloradas to war is disputed. Some claim his family was murdered. Others believe he was bound to a tree by miners, whipped, and left for dead. Whatever the cause, the effect is known - Mangas began a brutal war against the Americans, both miners and soldiers alike. Back and forth raids by Apache warriors and American soldiers turned the whole of the American Southwest into a battlefield.

    By 1862, the war had reached an uneasy calm. Coloradas, who had spent nearly all of the past four decades at war, was lured by the offer of peace made by an American general. Upon arriving for the talks, Mangas was bound, tortured and executed. This stunning act of duplicity drove Cochise and Geronimo to resume all-out war against the Americans. Geronimo, the last great Apache leader to be captured, would not cease to fight until 1886.


    Arawak
    Agueybana

    Cacique of the Arawaks
    Lived: c.1460 - 1510 The name "Agueybana," literally meaning "Great Sun" in the Taino language, refers to two brothers, both natives of the island today known as Puerto Rico. Agueybana I, born between 1460 and 1480, was leader of the Taino, a branch of the Arawaks. In 1508, the first Spanish explorers arrived to colonize the island. Agueybana and the Europeans soon negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement. In return for protection from the other tribes of the region, Agueybana's tribe would labor for the Spaniards, mining the island's rich gold resources. The equitable terms of the deal would not last for long. The lust for gold drove the Spaniards to require more and more from their volunteer labor force and before long, it became apparent that Agueybana had negotiated his people into slavery. Unfortunately, he was unable to rectify his error. Whether through overwork, old age or illness (European disease had begun to ravage the island), Agueybana passed away in 1510. Over the following year, Agueybana's brother took up the mantle of leadership, as well as his brother's name, becoming Agueybana II. Through covert planning, Agueybana II organized a rebellion against the island's governor, Juan Ponce de Leon (the conquistador known for his misguided foray in search of the Fountain of Youth). With the element of surprise on their side, Agueybana's warriors were initially successful, yet their victory would be fleeting. B...

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Spanish Profile

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Spanish Profile



    Spanish Profile

    Spanish Monarchy

    The Spanish monarchy of the 15th century rose from almost six hundred years of intermarrying between four families--the Houses of Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Navarre. The kings of Spain, however, were of little consequence among the crowned heads of Europe until the 13th century. Before that time, they lived in uncomfortably cramped quarters in the north of Spain, shut off from the south by the occupation of the Moors. But with the victory of the Castilian King Alfonso VIII at the Battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212 AD, the Spanish monarchs began a slow push to reclaim the peninsula that would continue for the next three hundred years.

    In the 15th century, two of the four kingdoms of Spain would rise to supremacy -- Castile in the west and Aragon in the east. The marriage of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon -- who became known as the Catholic Kings -- brought nearly all of Spain together under the control of one monarchy. And in 1492, they would change the face of Spain forever, for in that year the Catholics overtook the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, uniting the country for the first time in history. And of course in the same year a certain Christopher Columbus would make an extraordinary discovery, giving the Spanish monarchs the largest and wealthiest empire since the fall of the Caesars.

    Simon Bolivar Founder of Gran Colombia Lived: 1783 - 1830 Traits: Conquistador (+25% vs. Natives), Determined (+100% effect of Liberty Bells on Rebel Sentiment) Simon Bolivar was the founder of Gran Colombia, the first confederation of South American territories free of Spanish rule. Born to a wealthy Venezuelan family in 1783, Bolivar enjoyed a privileged upbringing. He was educated by private tutors in the classical thought of the Romans and Greeks as well as in the more contemporary Enlightenment ideals. He studied both in Venezuela and Spain and traveled across Europe to expand his studies. While in France, Bolivar attended the coronation of Napoleon as the Emperor of France, an act the young Venezuelan saw as distasteful and an abandonment of the republican ideals the French Revolution had attempted to instill. When he returned home in 1807, Bolivar found that the meddling of Napoleon came with him. Napoleon had deposed the Spanish monarchy, and placed his own brother on the seat of the Spanish throne. This placed Joseph Napoleon in charge of the affairs of all citizens of Spain and the Spanish colonies, including Venezuela. Banding together, Bolivar and other concerned members of Venezuelan society declared their territories independent from Spain in 1810. This new Venezuelan republic would last only a year before it was overthrown by forces loyal to the new Spanish king. However, Bolivar and his soldiers successfully retook the Venezuelan capital of Caracas two years later in 1813, an act that would earn the young general the title of "The Liberator." While the title would last, Bolivar's hold on the capital would not, and his army was once again driven out of the city. Gathering allies from Haiti, Great Britain and Colombia, Bolivar once again struck against the Royalist forces. Meeting on the field of battle in Boyaca, Colombia, Bolivar and his forces decisively defeated the Royalists in 1819, allowing the republican forces to assume control of the governments of Colombia and Venezuela. In 1821, Bolivar and his compatriots formally declared the creation of the independent state of Gran Colombia. Bolivar was yet again successful when his aid was requested by Jose de San Martin -- known as the Liberator of Peru -- to help drive the remaining Spanish forces from Peru. His victories had allowed large parts of modern Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru to become free and united under the helm of Gran Colombia. But despite all his military successes, triumph on the political battlefield eluded Bolivar. The many disparate political groups of South America all sought a significant degree of independent power in the nascent Colombian government, whereas Bolivar believed that only a centralized government with a powerful executive could succeed. In an effort to force through his policies, Bolivar declared himself dictator in 1828, but it was a failed gesture. The infighting was too much for Bolivar and in 1830 he left politics and entered a state of self-imposed exile. An unexpected illness claimed The Liberator the very same year. ...

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: French Profile

    Civilization 4: Colinization: French Profile



    French Profile

    French Monarchy
    Founded: 486 AD

    After the fall of Rome in 476 AD, the citizens of Gaul were left without a ruler. It would be only 10 short years, however, before the region's first King, Clovis I, a member of the House of Merovingian, established the first Frankish kingdom. The four hundred year reign of the Merovingian's dynasty was plagued with uncertainty, betrayal and infighting. Not until the rise of a king known as Charles the Great - also known as Charlemagne - established the Carolingian dynasty in 800 AD did the true beginnings of the French monarchy take hold.

    Roughly two hundred years later, Hugh Capet, a relative through marriage of the Carolingians, would rise to the throne and establish the house that ruled France for the next eight hundred years - the Capetians. From their seat of power in Ile-de-France (the current location of the French capital Paris), the Capetians split into numerous branches over the centuries. Several of these branches came into great power, including the Valois, who ruled France from 1328 until 1589, and the Bourbon, who ruled from 1589 until the French Revolution in 1792. So widespread was the power of the Capetian line that their descendents held thrones from Constantinople to Portugal.

    Samuel de Champlain
    Founder of Quebec
    Lived: 1567 - 1635
    Traits: Cooperative (Natives are more tolerant, -50% time spend living among Natives to learn a new skill), Enterprising (+100% Native conversion rates from Missions)

    A soldier, sailor, and scribe, Samuel de Champlain founded the French colonial capital of Quebec and is widely considered the father of New France.

    Born in 1567 in Brouage, France, Champlain was trained as a navigator, and began his career as an explorer by visiting the French and Spanish colonies of the Caribbean. Upon his return from the islands, he committed his many observations to paper and gave the resulting report to the French king, Henry IV. His careful observations helped establish him as an authority on the New World. (Interestingly, Champlain mentions in his report the idea of creating a canal across the thin strip of land known as Panama, marking the first conception of what would become the Panama Canal.)

    Upon returning to the New World, Champlain traveled to the French holdings in the chilly reaches of North America. He aided in the foundation of the island colony of St. Croix, off the coast of what is today the state of Maine in the United States, and continued to transcribe his observations of the natives of the north.

    When the location of St. Croix proved too isolating to make a profitable trading post, Champlain suggested to the patron of the colony, a man known as De Monts, that a trading post along the St. Lawrence could be a successful investment, if given the proper leadership. De Monts agreed and selected Champlain to lead the colony.

    On July 3rd, 1608, after sailing down the Saint Lawrence River, Champlain began the construction of the colony of Quebec. In order to protect his newly founded colony, Champlain established relations with the local Algonquin and Huron natives, and formed an alliance with them against the neighboring Iroquois and their English allies. Despite numerous raids by the Iroquois and skirmishes with the English, Champlain kept the colony alive and thriving. He made frequent trips back to France in order to secure funds to continue to support the continued growth of his blossoming colony.

    In 1629, Quebec was finally taken by the English, and Champlain was captured. He was exiled to England as a prisoner of war before being returned to France. Unable to return to his New World home until 1632, Champlain was able to enjoy Quebec only three more years before passing away.

    Louis de Frontenac
    Governor of New France
    Lived: 1622 1698
    Traits: Cooperative (Natives are more tolerant, -50% time spend living among Natives to learn a new skill), Militaristic (free promotion to Grenadier I) Born to a well-to-do family in 1622, de Frontenac was led from an early age towards the path of the career soldier. By the age of fifteen, he had enlisted and shipped off to Holland to aid in that country's war ...

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: English Profile

    Civilization 4: Colinization: English Profile



    English Profile

    English Monarchy
    Founded: 927 AD

    The modern English monarchy was born out of a long series of external conquests and internal revolutions. Most historians date the beginnings of the English monarchy to the ninth century, when the Anglo-Saxon House of Wessex successfully established sovereignty over numerous other prominent houses. The House of Wessex would rule England nearly uninterrupted until 1066 AD, with only a brief thirty year gap in the 10th century when they were temporarily removed from power by Viking invaders.

    In 1066 AD, the Norman conqueror William crossed the English Channel, defeated the restored Wessex monarchy at the Battle of Hastings, and began nearly four hundred years of rule over England by kings of French lineage. This lineage, known as the Plantagenets, were descendents of the count of Anjou, a region in northern France. The Plantagenets eventually split into two other English Royal Houses, the House of Lancaster, which ruled England 1399 until 1471, and the House of York, who took control after the removal of the Lancesters and ruled until 1485.

    In 1485 a Welsh nobleman named Henry VII, a member of the House of Tudor, overthrew the House of York, giving rise to the monarchy that would change England to a greater degree than any before it. King Henry VIII, the second Tudor king, turned the small island nation of England from a speck on the periphery of Europe's vision into a formidable player in European politics. Henry VIII's daughter, Elizabeth I, however, would make England one of the most powerful nations on Earth and create an overseas empire.

    John Adams
    Second President of the United States
    Lived: October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826
    Traits: Tolerant (-25% Crosses needed for immigration), Libertarian (+25% Liberty Bells in all settlements) A diplomat, politician, lawyer and firebrand, John Adams was one of the driving forces of the American Revolution. Born in 1735 in Massachusetts, Adams trained as a lawyer and rose to a prominent position in the colonial legislature, earning himself a reputation as a staunch opponent of the English. In 1770, however, when a group of British soldiers fired on a mob of unarmed American citizens - the so-called Boston Massacre - Adams was selected to defend the soldiers. While fearing that acting as defense on such a trial would tarnish his reputation, Adams discovered his worries were unfounded. After the trial, his reputation only grew as he became known as a defender of the rights of all men - even the English. His knowledge of law and history as well as his burning desire to break with England made him a popular voice among those colonists unsatisfied with their second-class status. Adams wrote numerous articles decrying the acts taken by England to restrict the liberties of the unruly colonists. He attended both Continental Congresses, establishing a reputation as a brilliant political thinker. In 1776, when offered the historic opportunity to pen the Declaration of Independence, Adams deferred to Thomas Jefferson, who he saw as better respected by the whole of the Congress. When it came time for the states to author their own constitutions, Adams' legal sagacity made him a popular mentor among the individual state congresses. In 1777, Adams was sent abroad to Europe in order to help negotiate a favorable peace between England and the colonies, and secured a significant loan from the Dutch in order to aid his newly birthed home-country. In thanks for his impressive work abroad, upon his return to the United States in 1789, Adams was elected the country's first Vice President. In 1796, George Washington stepped down after his second term and Adams was elected the second President of the United States. His successes in office include narrowly avoiding war with France, increasing the strength of the American navy and appointing John Marshall, the Supreme Court judge responsible for ensuring the independence of the judiciary. After losing the Presidency in 1800 to Thomas Jefferson, Adams retired from politics. He lived as a private citizen until July 4th, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the United States, before he passed away. ...

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  • Civilization 4: Colinization: Overview

    Civilization 4: Colinization: Overview



    Civ4: Colonization - Overview

    Civilization IV: Colonization puts you in the role of Viceroy of the New World. You are sent by your King and country to establish colonies in the newly-discovered Americas that lie to the west. You face many of the same challenges that faced colonial organizers of the time-competition from other Old World powers, strange native cultures, the problems of establishing profitable trade programs, and the problems of organizing an army from a rag-tag band of colonists.

    The game begins with the European discovery of the Americas (1492) and continues until approximately the time of the American Revolution (1792). In the beginning of the game you are given a trading/exploration ship and a small group of colonists. You have no knowledge of what lies ahead of your ship, so you must explore until you find a suitable spot to lay down your first colony. As your colonies grow larger and larger, you inevitably encounter native populations and are confronted with competing imperial powers from the Old World.

    To be successful in Colonization, you must balance your need for military might with your need for essentials. You must decide early what your strategy is and pursue it relentlessly, but be flexible enough to adjust to a changing situation. It is very important to have a consistent policy with the natives, because your handling of those relationships are critical. Finally, you must build a colonial society that has the infrastructure to survive a test by fire-the War of Independence.

    In Colonization, you have the chance to change history. As a colonial power, you decide the policies, you make the plans, you choose what is important and what is insignificant. Finally, you will be called upon to decide when to declare independence from your mother country.

    As a complete reimagining of the 1994 classic, Colonization is a total conversion of Civilization IV that combines Civilization's addictive "just one more turn" gameplay with all-new graphics and features that add more depth to the franchise. New features, such as a brand-new interface, improved diplomacy options and the included modding tools ensure that Colonization will be the next great title from gaming's premier strategy game developer.

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    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Sources/Links
      by Dale


      Official

      Firaxis Games Site: http://www.firaxis.com/games/game_detail.php?gameid=21
      Take2 Games Release: http://ir.take2games.com/ReleaseDet...eleaseID=315205
      Civilization Website: http://www.civilization.com
      Take2 Games Website: http://www.take2games.com/
      Firaxis Games Website: http://www.firaxis.com

      E3

      Gamespot: http://e3.gamespot.com/story.html?s...4086&pid=946846
      IGN http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/890/890527p1.html
      Gamed: http://www.gamed.nl/view/43390
      ShackNews: http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=929
      GamePlanet: http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/13...on-screenshots/
      GamersGlobal: http://www.gamersglobal.com/news/1122
      Fidgit: http://fidgit.com/archives/2008/07/colonization.php
      GameZone: http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/p35603.htm
      GameSpy: http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/civiliz...d/891987p1.html

      Other

      Gamesport - Meier on revolutionizing Colonization: http://au.gamespot.com/news/6192569.html
      Wikipedia Colonization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloni...(computer_game)
      Gamespy Coverage: http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/civilization-game-untitled/
      Gamespy Preview: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/civilizati...d/884502p1.html
      Gamespot Coverage: http://au.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/...=result;title;0
      Gamespot Preview: http://au.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/...1&mode=previews
      IGN Coverage: http://au.pc.ign.com/objects/890/890713.html
      IGN Preview: http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/884/884665p1.html
      GamesRadar Preview: http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/sid-me...610141033312078
      1UP Preview: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3168463
      AskMen Preview: http://ca.askmen.com/gaming/pc/Sid-...review-1-1.html
      Worthplaying Preview: http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=53641

      October 6, 2012, 20:10
    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Game Tables
      by Dale


      Playable Nations

      Nation Leaders Traits
      Dutch Adriaen van der Donck Mercantile
      Charismatic
      Peter Stuyvesant Mercantile
      Industrious
      England John Adams Tolerant
      Disciplined
      George Washington Tolerant
      Libertarian
      France Samuel de Champlain Cooperative
      Enterprising
      Louis de Frontenac Cooperative
      Militaristic
      Spain Simon Bolivar Conquistador
      Determined
      Jose de San Martin Conquistador
      Resourceful

      Traits

      Trait Effect
      Charismatic +100% time between tax increases.
      Conquistador +25% versus Natives.
      Cooperative Natives are more tolerant towards territory encroachment.
      -50% time spent living among Natives to learn a new skill.
      Determined +100% bells effect on rebel strength.
      Disciplined -50% soldier equipment required.
      Enterprising +100% Native conversion rate from missions.
      Industrious +25% hammers in all settlements.
      Libertarian +25% bells in all settlements.
      Mercantile Market prices are less sensitive.
      Militaristic Free promotion (Grenadier I) for mounted and gunpowder units.
      Resourceful -50% XP needed for unit promotions.
      Tolerant -25% crosses needed for immigration.
      October 6, 2012, 20:08
    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Maps & Scenarios
      by Dale


      Americas

      This style of map will be a random map with two continents north and south connected in the middle by an ithmus.

      Caribbean

      This style of map will be a random map featuring land surrounding a large bay full of islands.

      Accurate North and South America

      This map will be an accurate map of North and South America.

      October 6, 2012, 20:07
    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Constitution
      by Dale


      Constitution

      Details of the Constitution will be listed here as they become available.

      October 6, 2012, 20:06
    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Founding Fathers
      by Dale


      Founding Fathers

      Portrait Category Name Attributes Trade Adam Smith 50% faster production of textile mill, coat factory, rum factory, cigar factory. Trade Alexander Hamilton +3 hammers per Town Hall. Exploration Alexander von Humboldt 50% faster production of College & University Politics Alexis de Tocqueville +50% education in every settlement+3 bells per University Religion Bartolome de las Casas +50% native conversion rate from missions Politics Ben Franklin +3 bells per printing press & newspaper Politics Betsy Ross +3 cloth per weaver's house+3 cloth per weaver's shop+3 cloth per textile mill Military Chief Powhatan +50% strength for converted natives Trade Cyrus McCormick +1 wheat on plots with 2 wheat+50% sugar per settlement Military Diego Velazquez de Cuellar Provides 3 indentured servants Military Dom Pedro I +50% Great General emergenceFree promotion (Veteran 1 & Minuteman 1) Trade Eli Whitney +50% cotton in all settlements Military Ethan Allen Free promotion (Ranger 1, Mountaineer 1) Military Francisco Pizarra Free promotion (Looter) Military Francisco de Coronado +1 movement for Dragoon Religion Gabriel Lallemant 50% faster production of church & cathedral Exploration Giovanni da Verrazano Provides 1 Caravel Exploration Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada Reveals all plots with burial grounds & ancient ruins Religion Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra +2 bells per church+3 bells per cathedral Military Hernan Cortes Free stockade in every settlement Military Hernando de Soto Free promotion (grenadier 1) Exploration Jacques Marquette +1 movement for scout Politics James Madison +3 guns per armory+3 guns per magazine+ 3 guns per arsenal Trade Jan de Witt -50% tools required for buildings Religion John Harvard Free schoolhouse in every settlement Trade John Jacob Astor +50% furs in every settlement Politics John Jay +25% bells in every settlement Military John Paul Jones Provides 1 Frigate Trade John Rolfe +25% tobacco in every settlement Exploration John Smith -50% cost of native land purchasing Politics John Winthrop +1 cross per town hall Exploration Juan Ponce de Leon 2 times as likely to get treasure from ancient ruins Exploration Juan de Bermudez +1 movement for caravel+1 movement for merchantman+1 movement for galleon Religion Juan de Sepulveda Provides 2 converted natives Exploration Lewis and Clark -50% pioneer equipment needed+1 movement for wagon train Trade Lord Baltimore Increases cross production by the tax rate Military Marquis de La Fayette Increases gun production by the tax rate Religion Nathaniel Hawthorne Provides 3 elder statesman Politics Patrick Henry +3 bells per town hall Military Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve Free promotion (Formation)+1 movement for converted natives Exploration Pedro Alvares Cabral -50% travel time to Europe Trade Peter Minuit -25% cost of recruiting units in Europe Politics Pocahontas Strengthens relations with natives Religion Roger Williams +25% converstion rate from missionsStrengthens relations with natives Politics Samuel Adams ...
      October 6, 2012, 20:05
    • Civilization 4: Colinization: Natives
      by Dale


      Natives

      Apache
      Mangas Coloradas

      War Chief of the Apache
      Lived: c.1793 - 1863

      Mangas Coloradas was the leader of the Apache during a period of extended conflict between his people and the Americans that later became known as the Apache Wars. Little is known of Coloradas's early life. But by the 1830s, the Apache leader found himself in an exceedingly difficult position. His territory, wedged uncomfortably between the newly-formed and highly ambitious Mexican nation and the manifest-destiny obsessed United States, became even more valuable when great troves of copper and gold were discovered to lie beneath its soil.

      The Mexicans struck first, beginning a campaign of annihilation against the Apache. The Apache fought back with fervor, creating a force that included two of the greatest native warriors in history - Cochise, leader of the Chiricahua Apache, and later, Geronimo, the seemingly invincible medicine man of the Chiricahua. Bloodshed continued between the Mexicans and the Apache until the United States stepped in, declaring formal war on Mexico in 1846. Coloradas granted the American troops safe passage through his lands and even offered Apache support to the Americans if they would guarantee the natives' sovereignty.

      Such a deal, however, would never be struck. The call of gold and copper in the Apache territory was too much for the American miners, who increasingly trespassed on Apache soil. The specific incident that drove Coloradas to war is disputed. Some claim his family was murdered. Others believe he was bound to a tree by miners, whipped, and left for dead. Whatever the cause, the effect is known - Mangas began a brutal war against the Americans, both miners and soldiers alike. Back and forth raids by Apache warriors and American soldiers turned the whole of the American Southwest into a battlefield.

      By 1862, the war had reached an uneasy calm. Coloradas, who had spent nearly all of the past four decades at war, was lured by the offer of peace made by an American general. Upon arriving for the talks, Mangas was bound, tortured and executed. This stunning act of duplicity drove Cochise and Geronimo to resume all-out war against the Americans. Geronimo, the last great Apache leader to be captured, would not cease to fight until 1886.


      Arawak
      Agueybana

      Cacique of the Arawaks
      Lived: c.1460 - 1510 The name "Agueybana," literally meaning "Great Sun" in the Taino language, refers to two brothers, both natives of the island today known as Puerto Rico. Agueybana I, born between 1460 and 1480, was leader of the Taino, a branch of the Arawaks. In 1508, the first Spanish explorers arrived to colonize the island. Agueybana and the Europeans soon negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement. In return for protection from the other tribes of the region, Agueybana's tribe would labor for the Spaniards, mining the island's rich gold resources. The equitable terms of the deal would not last for long. The lust for gold drove the Spaniards to require more and more from their volunteer labor force and before long, it became apparent that Agueybana had negotiated his people into slavery. Unfortunately, he was unable to rectify his error. Whether through overwork, old age or illness (European disease had begun to ravage the island), Agueybana passed away in 1510. Over the following year, Agueybana's brother took up the mantle of leadership, as well as his brother's name, becoming Agueybana II. Through covert planning, Agueybana II organized a rebellion against the island's governor, Juan Ponce de Leon (the conquistador known for his misguided foray in search of the Fountain of Youth). With the element of surprise on their side, Agueybana's warriors were initially successful, yet their victory would be fleeting. B...

      October 6, 2012, 20:03
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