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  • Byelotsar
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    Originally posted by Platypus Rex
    I have a great merchant moving thru Japan.
    I will get close to Russia, open border agreement, move GM in to farthest city and get some her gold from a trade route, then close border.
    I don't think you need an open borders agreement to move a Great Merchant in. Could be, but for some reason I have memories of using GMs in territories held by people who absolutely hated me.

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  • EPW
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    Dan Quale rocks

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  • Addled Platypus
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    they still ranked me at Dan Quale

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  • snoopy369
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    Hey, there's a civ below you on the score list ...

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  • Addled Platypus
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    its way worse, who was I trying to kid

    I guess with generations of no open border and trading with their enemies, they had enough

    War started with Isabella
    then China
    then Inca

    Isavells never stopped, why should she, with the huge tech lead
    and ahead in era's.

    I got pounded from sea,air and ground. OOOuch

    First suprise of them all is...
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    I only lost one city in over 150 years of year !

    Second suprise..
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    .I was able to get Russia and Japan to declare war on Isabella for cheap
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    .and they brought good units to boot

    I managed to get machine gun just as this was happening.

    China finally stopped for cheap, I was able to win enough battles over the Incan forces, so they offered peace.

    Isabella still offered gunships, battleships and MA all over the place

    so guessed where I finished
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    Last edited by Addled Platypus; November 1, 2005, 04:17.

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  • Addled Platypus
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    see the year, in the corner

    just now getting musketmen

    I give Japan a few more turns to hit the modern era
    I am kissing is A@@

    I have made multiple Great Merchants and send them all the way across to Russia
    1. 1880 gold
    2. 2100 gold
    3. hopefully even more

    I should be kissing this one too

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  • EPW
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    lol doesnt look like things are going so well.

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  • Addled Platypus
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    do you see the unit info if you are at war ?

    seems to be to much free info, not that I am arguing


    guess who is not declaring war any time soon
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  • Addled Platypus
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    OMG I had to do a double take

    the barbs are actively attacking from who knows where?
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  • Addled Platypus
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    part 2- the struggle continues

    what have I got myself into ?

    have I regretted my policy of open border ?

    -YES-
    I am trying to do a quick hit and run trade and its working


    Some details

    I lost track of how many turns I ran in the red, needless to say I lost over half of my treasury

    Cathrine is starting to get real PO'd on my closed borders with her and my open border with Japan andmy choice of religon. I went with the same religon as Japan to avoid the cost of conversions !

    I have a great merchant moving thru Japan.
    I will get close to Russia, open border agreement, move GM in to farthest city and get some her gold from a trade route, then close border.

    Have I finally removed the last of the barbarians?
    Can I afford another city to expand into the what I hope is the last part, to keep themfrom coming back?

    A few more civs find me by carravel.
    I keep on dropping down the score list, only 8 more civs to find to verify I am in last place

    It actually seems to help to choose the recommended path

    The biggest thing I can do now is defense with enough culture to not finish last.

    Latest update

    I have built 1 wonder , 1 great person
    BUT I am not bleeding red !

    screenie next time

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  • Addled Platypus
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    settler was easy, good to get use to the game

    chieftan -this time
    hence my leaders name

    I have been reading other games reviews on noble
    and they are succesfull...cant wait to have it handed to me again

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  • alva
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    What's the level on your second game btw? Don't tell me getting your butt kicked on settler again, are you?

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  • alva
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    I'm not sure if these are questions but I'll answer them anyway.
    btw: there is a manual you know.

    1. I did not see my pop go down after building a worker or settler?


    Cities don't grow while building either a worker or a settler.

    2. Did making roads clear forrest? ...fogot to check


    No


    5. NO chops.....going to be different


    YES chops...going to nees bronze working.

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  • Addled Platypus
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    2nd game

    Here is a story of Platypus Rex having a struggle

    My game plan being to keep closed boarders all game long.
    What will the outcome be ??

    Exploring happily with my first ever scout, beat up a lion, then a bear. I was holding my breath on the first animal attack, relief.

    Even had a scout get a promotion because of them

    Knowing there would be more of this entertainment, every worker and settler gets an escort. Turns later I was happy with this call. Just not enough warriors to protect the roads being built.

    Gads Part 1
    I am on a Island
    With Russia and Japan

    Loss some workers and military units here and there, but enough to distract my growth with cities and on culture. At least Japan is in the middle of this sandwhich.

    So here comes some not so harmful looking Barbs....right.
    Down goes one of my cities. I know change ques to walls, no more chances.

    So I am trying to muster what attck forces I have to reclaim my rightfull city. Japan beats me to it by a turn....filth. Build obelisk in the nearest city to that one.

    I actually have three decent cities out of five. Now If I could only get to finish a wonder...filth

    Gads Part 2
    The Barbs keep on pressing my capital city...cool with me, so far two promotions. Took defense promotions!!. If I lose my capital, you will hear my scream.

    Not to long ago I was within 60 points of either two civs. Then I watched the gap grow and grow and grow. I know now the barb harassment is not a the same level.

    My question is can barbs found their own city?

    There is no Civ in the land behind me, so I go start expanding in that direction and quess what I see. A second barb city, with three units in it.

    Shall I take it by force ? I have doubts on a cultural bomb.

    The blue is my friends the Barbs
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  • Addled Platypus
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    started a second game

    this time I picked:
    Germans
    Large Map
    Cont's
    Ragging Barbs

    Played for the first hour or so

    The first things I noticed:
    Buddhism founded first again in a far off land(FOL)
    Hinduism founded second again in FOL
    -Even started as third game just to see, so three for three

    gee who are my neighbors ?

    yep...Russia and Japan

    Ragging barbs are so entertaining !
    I lost one city to them, and so did another city
    Only one barb city taken back. They seem to grow to fast ?

    screenie shortly

    and just like Civ3, I read the manual after the first game
    so I answered some of my own thoughts
    and I am not doing as well either ?

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