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Spuddies potato make whiskey here and welcome to let’s play civilization. 6. Today.
We we’re gonna be playing as macedon alexander dd. Difficulty ancient era start standard settings.’m just gonna go ahead and jump in and get going also don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe to the channel.
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But look. This is the way the game works so we’re gonna do it ok. This is a very interesting start location.
We have some very interesting tiles. Most notably. What i’m seeing here is actually a move to the firs might be a really good move here and the reason.
Why i’m considering a move to the firs is because one if i move to the first not only will i get access to these first two cell to the ai. When i meet them. I’m gonna be adjacent to three tiles that have two food to production.
Which are kind of like the best tiles. You can hope for in the early game so with that said. I think we will move to the firs and begin explore ating the world around us time to settle on the first found the city.
We will remove the woods. But we do get to keep that plus one food here. I’m the 1 gold.
Which is very nice and you can see if we go over to the resource tab. We do in fact have access to furs. I am kind of trying to think about what our opening strategy.
Here is there’s kind of two ways to think about this i could either rush for bronze working and get the encampment and the barracks to start pumping out units or i could go for a couple of early settles get myself a campus and then go for the encampment. I might go for like a couple of early scouts get one to two settlers and then look for somebody to kill that’s kind of like the working plan. So i’ll start off with some scouts and the reason.
We’re going for some scouts is because we want to reveal more about the world around us. And that’s also why we’re picking up animal husbandry to get access to horses. Because that will allow us to build the hey taro speaking of the head taro.
I didn’t stop to talk about alexander’s bonuses. So let’s start off with to the world and cities. Do not incur war readiness.
Which means we can be at war with everyone for as long as we like and we won’t any war weariness penalties. Which is a huge advantage not only that but all of our military units heal completely. When we capture a city with a world wonder.
Which is a great way to sustain momentum. When we’re going to war with somebody who maybe should have built some military. But spent all their time building.
Wonders instead how the mystic fusion is also great because it gives us a eureka for each encampment or campus in the conquered city and an inspiration for each holy site in theater square. Which is a great way to sustain research even if we’re not actually having a really high culture or science. The hatari oi is a macedonian unique heavy cavalry unit.
And that’s important because i believe it does actually upgrade to the night. Which allows us to transition tonight’s quite easily with an early game horseman push. They also get 5 comets spent when they’re near a great general so we are going to want to get an early encampment on early great generals and as well they give me.
5. Great general points when they kill an enemy unit and they start with a free promotion very very powerful unit. We’ll look at those in more detail when we actually unlock them we also have the high pacifist.
Which is a macedonian unique melee unit that replaces a swordsman has 5 combat strength when besieging districts and an additional 50 support bonus. The support bonus is the combat strength bonus. You get from being adjacent to allied units on the defense.
So normally if you’re standing beside one allied unit. You’ll get 2 combat strength. The high pass pays to get plus.
3. You also have the basilica yay pi eats pi you days. I don’t know how to pronounce that but it’s a unique building that gives us 25 combat experience for all melee ranged and hetero.
These guys trained in the city. As well as 25 of the sides of the production cost when producing a non civilian unit in this city and then you get a standard sort of strategic resource stuff. So it’s a very nice building for not having to actually build a strong research game and still be able to sustain yourself in terms of science.
Very much so with civilization geared towards domination and so we’ll be trying to do that we did meet. Buenos aires. Which is brilliant because that means we could go for an early monument and get the plus a to production towards that it’s also going to contribute towards any encampments that we built in our capital first scout completed and we didn’t find in fact to find a tribal village.
Now i’m kind of in the middle of all of the jungle rainforest tiles. Which kind of tells me i’m in the very middle of the map especially if i try to rotate the camera you can see the top of the map is all the way there and if i rotate the camera. All the way around this way.
I can’t even see the biking just barely see the bottom of the map up here in the top right hand corner. If you want to know how to rotate your camera hold down alt left click. And you can rotate your camera to kind of have a look around it’s kind of fun to do this.
Like if you turn off all the the yield icons and the grid and stuff. Like that you can kind of have a proper look at it and if you installed the super tax simple ui mod. You can also get rid of the entire ui and really get a good look at your empire link to that mod will be in the description.
So we have a little bit of a conundrum here. I could go for the very early monument here which i really like the idea of especially since we have buenos aires. Bringing that down to only six turns um.
This would allow me to get a lot of early culture. I really like that idea i could go for another scout. I tell you what i might go like scout monument settler.
Because getting the extra early scout can be a huge advantage in terms of meeting city state. So i think i will commit to that okay so there is a barbarian encampment over here thankfully. There is also another city state here too and we did get 1 on void.
So since we were not the first person to meet babylon. That means. I know there’s a player somewhere down to the south west or east in this sort of an area because i can kind of just maybe see some coastline here.
But since we picked up that extra envoy from that tribal village. I am going to go ahead and pop that in to babylon to get that plus two signs up to a healthy plus five signs per turn and i’m gonna see if i can bring this warrior over i might try to clear this with my scout it kind of all depends on what babylon actually does lovely another scout. I’m gonna take a hit on him try and push him away we just picked up animal husbandry.
And it looks like we did indeed find some horses over here so i think i’m gonna rush to settle this to pick up those horses and you know what if i were to settle here. I could go for the pyramids in the city. As well and this isn’t a terrible city to try and get the pyramids in i feel okay so animal husbandry is done i need to make the decision between going for bronze working or for riding and this feels a little bit more like a riding game this game so i’m gonna head for riding another barbarian encampment has appeared over here so i’m going to redirect here hope.
But maybe i can get this clear and i’ll send my scout down to the southwest beautiful okay so a two star babylon actually failed to kill this barbarian. So i’m actually gonna get the kill with my scout and steal the encampment and get the gold and the culture boost and like all those advantages. So it looks like there’s another player here looks like it i can’t tell her that might be brazil maybe i can’t tell yet there is code of laws.
I’m gonna go ahead and plug in discipline so that i can kill barbarian encampments a little bit easier and i might plug in god king for a pantheon here because i don’t plan to get any faith income. So i plug in god king. Here.
Just so i can get an early pantheon. Oh. And we found mount everest as well very cool and new guys.
Gera mu and we were the first to find the gaza gamma. Which is actually a really big advantage because that’s gonna help us when we’re producing our settlers and i’ll explain that in a moment. Just unlocked pottery doesn’t have huge consequences for us right now.
But we are about to unlock riding and thankfully. We should be able to meet an ai. This turn and it is brazil indeed.
I did manage to correctly identify his border color. He has a pretty well defended city here. I’m going to immediately make a deal with him and sell him my furs.
You can see he’s already on three cities. They can’t ever trade you their capital. So you’ll only ever see the number of cities.
They have minus one in this list. And i’ll go ahead and trade him my furs for five goals per turn. Which is over the course of 30 turns about 150 gold.
I’m gonna fortify here for a turn to let this guy heal up and let the well actually i might attack just once here now i’m gonna attack just once here and then let this guy hit him a couple times before i try to clear that out myself okay perfect they hit him i’ll heal for a turn. And let him hit them again keep scouting with this looks like there’s some very open land down here. That’s unclaimed.
Which is handy. I caught declare warn steal this builder. But i want to be a little bit careful about how early i declare war and looks like they’re actually building the great bath.
So this will be a perfect civilization to attack early reason being is as alexander. You do want to kill people who build wonders oh excellence of the scout attacked me i get to clear the barbed camp get the thirty gold i have about 183 gold. Which does mean.
I’m very close to being able to purchase a builder or perhaps a trader when i get foreign trade now. I’m at three of six population and i’m working my three bass tiles. Which are 2 2 2 2 tiles.
I could pick up these other 2 2 tiles. So i feel like a 5 to 6 population city here is relatively efficient. So i’m gonna go ahead and pick up a settler right now so that i can forward settled brazil.
A little bit just. So i have an easier time kind of maybe. Navigating troops open around through here to get access to them.
And then i’ll come back and backfill this in a little while continuing to scout around haven’t found a whole lot of tribal villages. Which is a little bit disappointing. I was hoping for a couple more because i feel like i got some good scouting off so far and indeed brazil.
I did manage to build a great bath. Which is excellent because i’m going to be taking that off him later on let’s attack. This scout to get a heel on this guy well he’ll get the promotion which will allow him to heal.
And i wanted to talk about eager mu or the militaristic city state. You can see here i’m getting. 2 envoy in the capital when producing units and indeed you can see here.
If i hover over that you’ll see the 2 towards units in the bottom right. There that means that production from this militaristic. City state is in fact applying to settlers that’s why militaristic city states are really great to meet early because it allows you to produce settlers more efficiently in your capital.
Like if you really think about it. It’s like i’m working another one of these two food to production tiles. Except.
I’m not getting the food right. I’m getting the production value of that so this is this is a little bit of a difficult thing for people to grasp their head around um. If we talk about the promotion’s that are best for a warrior and i often i don’t talk about this kind of thing.
Very much i kind of gloss over this and make this decision. Without ever explaining it so typically the best promotion to take on your warrior is the battlecry promotion because this gives you. 7.
Converse threat against melee and range units. And because it has no qualifying statements like tortoise over here. Which says combat strength when defending against ranged attacks this mean this means that it applies.
When you’re being attacked. And when you are attacking so this provides the most overall survivability in terms of attacking and dealing damage and taking damage against range units. There is her two sir brilliant and we’ll go ahead and continue to oh we didn’t to find another tribal village.
Beautiful there’s 20 horses and i’m kind of tempted to sell those 20 horses. Although if i sell them that we did not meet her teeth. The first which is fine.
We will be able to get an envoy with them i’m hoping they want me to build a governor plaza. So we will be able to get an envoy with them get that plus 2 signs in my capital. Which is perfect honored to meet you exchanging information on our capital.
So nubia is all the way over here. That’s definitely someone i want to take on and we did in fact unlock. The campus technology now we don’t have one anywhere that we can actually build the campus.
Yet until we get mining. Which will allow us to chop the copper here now normally. I would maybe want to keep the copper.
But it’s kind of expensive for me to get you know anywhere else so this copper tile. Is probably gonna be the best place and i have to make a decision do i want to get the builder or do i want to wait and get the trader here what i might do actually is get the builder and be ready to harvest. This just to get that little bit of extra gold out of the copper and then use that extra gold to buy the trader.
So i think that’s a good move that way i’m getting maximal use out of this tile. We found another tribal village. Unfortunately.
We’re not in a position to clear this one out maybe if they don’t fully kill it we can steal it yeah here’s another one that i might be able to clear we’ll see if we can pull this off if they attack. I should be able to steal that not quite let’s heal for a turn and see if we can steal this kill hoping. I can steal a couple of those barbarian accounts because they’re great we also bumped into brussels here we were not the first to meet them.
But we also found lisbon’s there’s a lot of city states in this game. That we should be able to make friends with and send envoys to so bonus areas wants an archer so i’m more concerned about people. I don’t yet have envoys in they want me to build a holy site.
That’s unlikely. The government plazza will happen and the inspiration for mysticism is basically found a pantheon which i am getting the faith per turn to do so will definitely be able to look after picking up. Brussels.
Which will give us another plus 2 production towards all infrastructure buildings. Beautiful okay. So brussels attacked this barbarian.
Spearmen and now we can swoop in and steal the kill oh. No that is actually horrific. So we actually rolled low on our damage roll.
And did not get that kill that’s incredibly disappointing so we unlocked foreign trade. I think hmm let’s see do i want to go for early empire. I think i’m gonna go ahead and pick up craftsmanship here.
Oh nice one this warrior actually left and did not clear at this camp. So we will still get the kill as for up here hmm. I don’t know if i’m gonna get this one.
But i’m really hoping because it’s a lot of early game gold if you can snipe these barbarian encampments. It’s what is allowing me to purchase this builder and then potentially a trader shortly thereafter. First settler completed and because we’re playing single player.
It’s much safer to kind of walk your units out and about without being escorted. So we do have a turn of production to waste. I think i would like to get that campus up i’m tempted to get another scout.
Because really information is very important to the early game. And i look like there’s a lot of open terrain. Here that i’m gonna have to wander around and find important stuff about there is mining giving us.
The ability to build minds as well as harvest copper. We’re gonna get 58 gold for this harvest. Which will almost pay for the trader here.
Unfortunately. We didn’t manage to snipe this barbarian encampment. Not a big deal we’ll continue to explore so i think i’d like to pick up bronze.
Working now and i definitely want to build a campus here that’s a 3 campus. Right there that’s a highly valuable place. I’m gonna place that to lock in its price.
But we’ll finish that scout now in terms of making decisions about what to do with this builder. I think my goal is to get this quarry here. Even though this is very useful as potentially a campus later on i think getting the quarry will give me the boost towards masonry.
Which does eventually lead to some of the higher tech units down here. So that’s the next a little bit of science. And i’m also gonna stop off here to pick up irrigation.
So that i can improve this cotton to sell as well so i’m kind of thinking economically in terms of how i’m navigating my way through the tech tree just doing a little bit of light exploration and fog busting in the local area pop up there and we’ll settle right on the border with brazil is that a holy son. Looks like there’s a holy um. A religious city state up there which is good news.
Because if i can get an envoy with them have a little bit of faith income. There we go we settled metheny now the city doesn’t have very good tiles to work unfortunately. But it does have access to at least this cotton tile.
Which will give me a little bit more gold and now i can justify picking up the trader in here and i think i’m gonna trade with brazil because none of the city states that i can see you want to trade fruit now how about the exception of babylon. But i already have an envoy of babylon and i don’t think getting sues rena t of them is a big deal for me right here. But we’ll consider that now in methan.
A sort of two ways. I can go about things here in metheny. Well there’s actually quite a few it’s like it’s actually a very interesting sort of set of decisions that i have available to me.
So for example. I could go for the monument. And what the monument will do is it will get me up towards political philosophy.
And some of these important cards like military training that allow me to build encampments faster. So that’s a really good investment. I could also go for a granary here to help the city continue to grow and capture tiles and actually work these useful tasks of this city does actually have pretty good tiles to work so i feel like if your city doesn’t have good tiles to work in the first ring.
I feel like you should go for monument. If your city does have okay tiles. Which would be anything that has three yield ideally four yield then it would be okay to go for a granary to maximize the number of those tiles you can work and if your city has really bad tiles.
Then you should go for a builder to try to improve them on the other hand. I could go ahead and pick up a slinger for the purpose of once we have craftsmanship. We’ll plug in a gog.
A and then use the sort of archer bob boost there to pick up an envoy with one of the city states that we can get here. Buenos aires. We could get another envoy there if we really want that envoy.
We could do that but i think because this city has such good available tiles to work in this particular instance. I feel like a builder would be really well placed to get extra production in here. Which would allow me to actually build an encampment right on the border with brazil and sort of provide a little bit of offensive infrastructure for taking them on so.
I’m gonna go for builder. And then ideally an encampment all right little scout doing their work. Don’t see any major barbarian encampments or anything like that in the nearby area.
And we’re just doing a little bit of fog busting and exploration. There’s actually a ton of land down. Here.
If i was going for like a super wide non domination game. This would be the perfect kind of setup for it so question is do i want to trade with brazil and get the plus. One science or do i want to trade with babylon.
And get the plus. One envoy man envoys are incredibly valuable and i probably won’t be going to war with brazil for a little bit of time. So i might go ahead and pick up that envoy there and that’ll also give us the boost for currency.
Which is just another way to get a little bit of science. Without actually having to like build anything science related. Let’s go ahead and improve the quarry here boost from masonry and then we’ll send this guy over here to build a plantation.
We found candy. We were not the first to meet candy. They want me to build a holy site.
There’s actually two city states that want me to build a holy site right now. I believe yeah its lisbon and candy. So i could choose to invest into a holy site to pick up the extra 2 faith and 4 gold per.
Turn. It seems like a pretty big investment for a game. Where i don’t want to really care too much about a religion.
It might be something we look into continuing to explore okay. That’s a little bit scary. I’m gonna try and run away from those horsemen.
I’m not sure where they came from or where they’re heading to i really hope they’re not heading towards me that would be a little bit perturbing. I’m gonna go ahead and send my warrior in defensive posture. Maybe oh we bumped into cahokia and we unlocked craftsmanship let’s go ahead and plug in i’m gonna keep discipline here for just a little while cuz.
I’m not building any military units. I could also choose to plug in lll come i’m gonna keep god king for now now cahokia. I was not the first to meet cahokia and they want me to build a government plaza.
So i think a government plasma is definitely on the cards for me. Here. It’s gonna be something that i grab asap.
I want that government plaza for the for the two envoys that are sitting out there. I believe it was her to say which would be plus two sides in cahokia. Which would be plus four gold to get that government plaza.
Which seems a little bit more valuable especially since i want to government plaza. Anyway this game. My army is very light at the moment.
So i do want to be careful about how i navigate and watch out for brazil because they they could they could very easily kill me here if i wasn’t prepared so with that said. I’m gonna bring my warrior over to defend methan a just to keep you know sort of abreast of any potential military issues that might come oh wait. This is an incredible petra city actually good god too bad.
That’s not really the production around to build the petra. We finished the campus. Getting us a little bit of era score the era does end in turn.
Ten turns. So i will need to figure out how to get a little bit more era score. I might skip a library this game.
So i’m definitely skip the library and i might go ahead and pick up another settler. It could also be worth my while to pick up a warrior or a slinger mmm. It’s a hard choice hard choice.
So you’re in position to improve that a granary could also be worth it to work more of these two food to production tiles. I need to also think about where my government plaza is going. I think my government plaza might actually go here.
Because that would provide adjacency to both of this and potentially any other district that i were to place here. If i were to do that hmm hard choices. And then i would want to get this city to seven population to build an encampment.
I think that’s what we might do this sort of a configuration is fine. Which means i would want to get a granary so that i can continue to grow this city. Although that doesn’t really make sense until i have to pop out another settler or two right.
It doesn’t i don’t think it does hard choices higher choices well i definitely want to granary in here. Because. This is gonna be a big sort of culture and science center and not so much encampment ii stuff so i’m gonna grab myself another settler.
I definitely want to have the horse horse income and then after i have irrigation. I think i’m gonna pick up bronze working so that i can reveal iron and that’ll be sort of like the plan there’s irrigation unlocking plantations more importantly allowing me to build on this cotton getting me a little bit more gold per turn. Which will in turn allow me to trade with the ai and usually what i’ll do is i’ll ask the paper something so one golden.
One hundred and twentieth goal to straight up and i’ll see what these guys will buy it for double by four for gold per turn. So i think i’m actually getting a better deal from brazil right now. Because the four gold per.
Turn from nubia is equal to 120 turn 120 gold over 30 turns whereas. I’m getting about 150 gold from brazil for this one so i’ll sell that to him you know what else i’m gonna do i’ll be trading. The mutual open borders.
Once i have early empire right. Let’s go oh looks like we managed to find. Egypt.
Now actually looking at this land over. Here. This is like the perfect land for an egypt game.
Even if it is a little bit flat. I think i might try to avoid settling too much in terms of cities down. Here.
There’s definitely a city around here because there’s really good productive tiles. But down around here. I don’t know maybe to get access to the jade and any other strategics over here this feels like a very very flat area.
There could be a city near this volcano on this copper. I definitely feel like there’s a city around here because that would capture a lot of these really good productive tiles. So i’ll kind of just tentatively place a city center pin.
And i think. There’s also a similar argument to be made around here the sort of tentatively placing a pin right there on this tile. Because that’ll give me access to a strategic and a luxury and some to two tiles as well i am covering up a two two tile.
But i think that’s worth it because this positioning offers a lot of opportunities for me. And then maybe a city down here like this one three tile. There’s like decent food and horses and all that stuff so i think there might be another city down here kind of trying to identify high value settlements that won’t take a very long time to come online.
There’s also two luxuries up here sort of potentially a city somewhere in this area. There’s kind of like i’m not completely sold on the exact location of these cities. But because i’m going for a domination game.
I want to settle my cities a little bit further apart to claim as much land as possible especially since the land looks very unoccupied right now so normally i would settle my cities much closer together. But because i want to go to war relatively early. I don’t to be spending.
My entire early game building sadly so i’m trying to like plan out where can i pop down cities and just get the best of and like if i was trying to settle optimally for like a simcity game. Where i didn’t invade anyone i would maybe settle here. I would settle really close i would settle like two cities along this river.
I would try to cram two cities in here use aqueduct to get fresh water. I would put like three cities in this area. But i’m kind of just plopping down cities to kind of grab bits of land man.
I wish i was susan a candy. There i would have actually grabbed a relic. Which would have been incredible unfortunately i wasn’t so how much we can do about that continuing to explore feel like we have a good idea.
Where at least three of the five people we have to kill this is a probability that there’s another player up here or another two players out to the left. She already has chariot archers out. Which is a worry.
We are gonna be behind in terms of science and culture for quite a while this game. And so that’s a big that’s a big part of a domination game is figuring out when you actually have a window of power to actually attack an enemy civilization. So that’s why we’re gonna be going for a pingala early to build up our science and culture cause.
Our first target is of course brazil they have better science of culture than us. Which means. We’re gonna be behind in terms of army text.
We need to catch up a little bit no amount of pumping units into an army at this stage of the game will actually be able to break them just because we’re playing on didi. They get all these combat bonuses and their cities are you know in very defensible locations through very difficult terrain. So we’re gonna have to like maybe skip a little bit of the early game units.
I will still build them for error score in fact i’m a little bit sad that i can’t get my hands on another one point of eros score trying to think about what i could do to pick up that one error score maybe if i could find another natural wonder that would be really really helpful well there is bronze working and we did actually find iron in the capital. I’m gonna want to get that improved as soon as possible. I have access to a builder as a potential purchase.
So i might actually buy a builder in methan. A use him to improve to mine tiles. And then come over here and improve this mined tile.
As well yeah. I kind of liked that idea i kind of liked that idea a lot that would make this city far better in terms of productivity. So now that we have bronze working i kind of want to head up towards horseback riding.
So we’re gonna go ahead and pick up archery as well and we did in fact get our pantheon. Which is fantastic. And it looks like the settler pantheon is gone.
But alternatively god of craftsmen is pretty good here. We have quite a few strategic resource tiles already available to us not a huge amount. But there’s like a decent few around and this feels like it’s very well situated for a domination game alternatively.
We could go for city patron goddess. But i don’t think we’re gonna be able to get a very early war just due to the fact that they have so much culture and science right now i could also go for the free builder. Which isn’t terrible.
It’s like an injection of production into my empire. Which would allow me to get this really early. I’m gonna go for god a craftsman here for the long term benefit because it’ll just make these tiles.
So much better looks like another barbarian encampment appeared down here by babylon. I’m gonna situate my scout near here to see if i can select this one as well pop a mine into metheny giving the city 1 production making it a little bit more productive and then we’ll pop another mine in right there might even do some jungle lumber mills. Here.
I think that would be a long term plan state workforce is unlocked. Which is beautiful we can also pull out god king now it’s not as important. I think i’m gonna plug in urban planning for the 1 production.
I’ll keep discipline here for now it seems like a pretty reasonable move. I also i want to build that encampment so i’m gonna buy this tile. So they have the encampment and this also will prevent them from building.
An encampment here. So i’ll just place that encampment for now that’ll be sort of something we work on very very soon. I’m a little bit worried about not getting a classical or medieval prayer.
I really really want a classical era. Great general so i’m gonna be working on that as soon as possible we got state workforce. Let’s go ahead and pick up early empire.
I’m with that governor title. We’re gonna go ahead and appoint pingala into the capitol and we’re gonna be basically using pingala to catch up in terms of science and culture. Another tribal village.
Beautiful that was the boost for sailing not exactly the idea where do i want to settle. I could settle for more iron. I definitely would like to have access to horses that feels like an important thing to pick up.
I think i want to go for the government plaza here to get the extra governor title on pingala so we’ll pop that down and delete that pin not a perfect government plaza by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s only gonna take take us three turns to get it okay. There’s archery unlocked and we found another barbed cap over here.
Hopefully brazil deals with that one we’re in a golden age. Ah. See i could go for pen brush and voice.
And i’ll have commercial hubs. I have very little faith. I could pick up exodus ii the evangelists to get a religion in 15 turns.
Which is technically faster than all of these guys who else got a golden age egypt and brazil as far as i can tell um man. This is a tough one because i don’t have the faith income to really justify monumentality and the big problem is we’re gonna be in the dark age next era. Most likely.
The problem is even if i get this religion. So you don’t really want a religion. Because having a religion during a domination game makes loyalty even more difficult to deal with i might just go ahead.
And take pen brush and voice for the little bit of extra culture from each specialty district. It’s a plus one culture as it stands right now like if i tap this you’ll see them 257. Because i’m getting 1 from district.
So like plus one culture per turn that’ll potentially grow to two and three once i get this encampment in here that seems like a pretty reasonable thing to do i’m also gonna lock in the productive tiles here and then send this builder off to improve for that and then this builder will come out and potentially improve that first heir to be able to sell that to other ai. Speaking of my firs you have to steal run out now i still have those horses. I don’t want to sell them i want to try to keep the ai away from strategic resources if possible we’ll get our way towards horseback riding.
But yeah that’ll be fine yeah. Egypt isn’t a big fan of me as it stands. Neither is brazil right now.
But that’s fine. I don’t need them to be fans of me as much as i need you guys to be found some we got another governor title we’re gonna go ahead and plug that into pingala. I’m gonna pick up connoisseur first because i have a pretty strong science game so far so ideally i’ll get that first.
I’m will soon be able to plug in early empire. So you’ll see just how much culture and science. We have like if you look how far behind.
We are right now that’ll get significantly better once we have bangala established in our capital city. The governor plaza is completed in here. I think i would like to pick up a settler here.
I could go for the granary to allow the city to continue to grow. I could get a builder in here to send this off to improve the horses and stuff over here. I have a builder here that builder will take quite a while to get over there so really i think while i’m waiting for early empire to get the 50 production towards settlers.
I might build a builder. The granary is a good move because the more population. I have in my capital.
The more um the more science and culture. I’ll get out of it thanks to pingala it’s a tough it’s a tough set of choices that we have available to us here. I think i will go for the builder.
I think the build is the right choice because that’s gonna let me get these tiles over here working away from me now in method a we want to go immediately for the encampment. I would like to get the monument in here. But i need to start producing encampment units like i need to start just getting this up and running to get my unique building for the era score.
I’d really like to avoid a dark age next era. So having that would be swell. There is early empire giving us another government government title.
I’m gonna go ahead and plug in researcher into pingala. Another pingala has established my capital c. I’ll go from this third 15 to 13 size return up to 20 and 13.
Which is a much more respectable compared to the ai still not perfect. But we’re a little bit more competitive and we’re settling our third city already and we already have a decent amount of infrastructure in place iiiegai. I don’t have to pronounce the city but we do in fact have horses.
Which is perfect. We will be getting those improved in the not too distant future. I think i want to get this iron online first and then i’ll send this builder out to help i’m gonna switch away from horseback riding just for a little while because i’m about to get that boost and we’ll just quickly pick up masonry.
Which will allow us to harvest. If we ever run into a situation where we do want to do that next up we’re gonna be picking up political philosophy. I want to get my tier two government online and over here in i guy let’s see the city has relatively good tiles to work would benefit probably from a granary letting it grow to actually work these tiles.
Because it has decent tiles to work right to twos what to ones and then to potentially improved tiles here so i feel like the granary is gonna be the big thing in here to let it actually grow and work these tiles. Unless we forget i’m gonna be switching out urban planning to plug in colonization and we’ll be getting another couple of settlers. I think in the early game until we feel ready that we can actually go to war with brazil.
I’m gonna talk to cleopatra now that we have early empire and basically go around to every civilization in the game and kind of panhandle for open borders so we’re gonna trade her furs. I’m gonna get six gold per turn actually let me go ahead and make sure i’m getting a good deal for those furs. So brazil is too broke to really make a deal she would pay five gold per turn egypt would pay seven gold per turn.
So i’ll do the seven gold per. Turn and lock a little bit off that for open borders. And that’ll be good.
Let’s also talk to pedro. How much would you pay me for open borders. So he’ll give me a tiny bit of gold for open borders.
A nubia might do the same thing. I typically only do this if i’m gonna get a small advantage out of it like a tiny bit of gold. Which will mean that we can purchase more stuff alrighty.
So there is the furs. Now loyalty is a small problem in here not a huge problem. But a very very small problem.
And i definitely feel like the furs are more important. So i have a bit of a conundrum here this is flat land furs. I could harvest here for 36 production to get my encampment a little bit sooner or i could improve this with the camp to get a little bit more gold.
I saw i could harvest and improve or i could just improve. I think the one gold per turn from working this by sorry. The one production per turn from working.
This is actually a pretty big advantage here specifically because the city. Just doesn’t have a whole lot of early game production. The other nice thing about this is it’ll give the city plus.
One housing. So i’m not like beholden to getting a granary. The extra plus one food too means.
The city is gonna grow just a scooch faster hold on is that plus one food coming from anything. No. I don’t have any mods installed okay look did good i only have a ui mod installed.
Which is perfect so now i have to build charges on this builder and since we already have bronze working which allows us to harvest. These rainforest tiles. I’m kind of tempted to get this builder over here and maybe harvest.
A couple of these jungle tiles to improve them i definitely want to harvest. This forest here because i can knock one production off it and essentially trade like if we look at the production cost of a building. It’s sixty two production right.
A forest is worth thirty six productions. That’s about half the production of a building. So i can trade to build their charges to get the same tile.
Plus. A better production and considering the amount of production. I get from chopping is more than half the value of a builder.
It seems like a pretty good way to sort of turn my production into more production and still have a good time at the end so it’s kind of a way to accelerate a little bit. But mmm might be better only to do that with magnus yeah. I’m not sure i’m kind of considering that as it stands.
But the nice thing about open borders. When egypt means we can actually get a good look at her territory and plan a potential war down the road much easier brilliant. We’re gonna go ahead and improve the iron working tile.
We got a ton of boosts. There the wheel iron working and apprenticeship all from a single tile improvement as well as now we have a really powerful tile to work here now the other thing. The other thing i could do with this builder is to harvest out both of these jungle tiles and then just by slightly like batter tiles.
Like this tile. Here for the city to work because these 2 1 tiles. They’re not amazing.
And i won’t be able to improve them for a very long time so by harvesting them out i can force the city to grow very quickly and also finish my cat much quicker. I might actually do that with this builder. But i might wait until i have magnus to do that so this gonna have to find something to do with this builder.
Until that so that time comes this build is definitely heading out here to improve these courses on this continent to sell definitely feeling very exposed. Because my military is very light right now. But i think things are gonna work out just fine.
And i definitely want settlers in my capital. So i want to unlock espa high pass pissed right now because i have the iron income to actually pay for this i have 251 gold in the bank. It’s all mm hmm.
What could i do with that 250 gold. I could if i wanted i don’t know if buying a granary is the right move in the capital because we are producing settlers out of there but it’s gonna constantly knock the population down a little bit but for example i could buy a monument in metheny which would allow it to grow its borders slightly faster or i could buy it over here and i guy or i could save my money for like another builder maybe when i settled this city which one do i want to settle first. I could settle this city.
All the way down here and quickly churn out a builder. And do things i know i’m not sure what i want to do with my gold right now. I’m gonna hold on to it.
While i think so egypt definitely spawned a little bit isolated. There’s political philosophy perfect and i think i want to go for i want to be in oligarchy when i’m actually at war. But i feel like autocracy is pretty good here mostly for the plus one all yields for each government building wherever classical republic does have the potential three economic policy cards if i want to plug in like urban planning lll come and colonization whereas with autocracy.
I can only plug in two of those i’m gonna be using my yeah. I think i think it’s better to go for autocracy here. Because the diplomatic policy card doesn’t really matter to me.
Whereas. The plus one to all yields for each government building. Because i have the plaza.
Here that’s plus. One food production gold science culture and faith in my capital which seems pretty valuable especially since now that i have political philosophy. I’ll be able to build the tier two government plaza buildings and get another plus one to everything so i feel like this just has like really good early game.
Power. Even if it has kind of to quote unquote. Useless military policy cards they’re still not bad and this is actually a really good government because we can we can have urban planning and colonization.
Which means we’re helping all of our cities and producing satellites. Faster and we can also retooled by moving urban planning here moving colonization out. And then plugging in a bunch of military policy cards that’ll allow us to like produce and sustain a massive army like we could do this kind of a thing so we have loyalty production.
So i kind of like this configuration. A lot i’ve put in the settler caret down the bottom here and then for now uh plug in discipline. Because i don’t have any units that require maintenance right now so discipline makes sense to be able to five fight off barbarians a little bit better so i like this government and just to show you that if i tap this that should refresh all this you can see i’m getting plus 1 from modifiers that’s my government.
I’m getting 2 from modifiers in here i forget from what but i’m getting 4. I think the i can remember the modifiers all of them. But modifiers are essentially like things that are applying to your government.
So we’re getting a lot of 1 from modifiers here to all of our yields. But just makes our capital that much better i am playing a very capital centric strategy right now where i’m trying to build a very very powerful capital city. That’s gonna build up infrastructure and help out the other cities.
While the other cities sort of get themselves set up to start mass producing units for war kind of it’s kind of a different way to play. But it’s one that i think is pretty enjoyable so far now also what i would like to pick up in terms of infrastructure is i do want this military training for the raid cards and the veteran c cards. These are really really good war cards.
That’ll allow me to take people on and build up my infrastructure at the same time. So i can use the veteran c card. Before i go to war to build up my encampment district.
And then use the raid card while at war to sort of sustain my economy by pillaging so that’s definitely the direction. I want to head. I might go ahead and pick up the envoy from mysticism first though because i could take since.
I know pedro has this is vanity here i could take sue’s vanity of of or gamu. Which would give me some pretty nice stuff here as well as plus new production in every city. So i think what we’re gonna do is we’re definitely to pick up mysticism here for the 1 envoy to get a hold of nazca nas gaza or our mu.
Which will also give me a little bit of error score. I like that plan so far. I definitely want to be in a normal age at the very least for the next heir.
This is where i have to make a decision do i want to harvest now or do i want to wait until i build the warlords throne. Which will take about twelve turns. So this builder could be sitting around for about twelve turns doing nothing or do i want to use him perhaps in my capital city to maybe jump out this settler actually a good idea.
So i’m gonna delay this settler just slightly to get this builder over here i’m gonna harvest this forest get a bunch of extra production towards the settler because i’m harvesting so the production will be multiplied due to my policy cards and then re improve this with a mine. Which will get better once i have apprenticeship so i feel like i like that idea so far and this allows me to get a little bit closer to warlords throne. Just a slightly more efficient way to do things i do want to get the high pass pissed and i want to improve this guide only cost me five iron and 131 gold.
I think that’s a worthwhile expenditure to get the era score from that and it’ll also increase the combat strength of all my cities meaning. I’m a little bit safer from being killed next up i’m gonna pick up horseback riding. Because i’m literally just about to build a pasture and get the boost towards it it’s a little bit more efficient navigation of the tech tree and look at this tile.
Three food three production this is an amazing tile for a city to pick up early into the game. And it has another two tile. The city is just really really strong like if you remember the city was on like four production for a long ass time.
The city is basically freshly settled. And it’s already at seven production like a very very. Powerful city.
Which is why we want the granary. So that we can work as many tiles as possible alright scout is exploring i’m gonna go ahead and take ranger on this guy. There’s the head tear eye.
We are gonna want to build those we also got mysticism. Which is gonna allow me to take since vanity. Oh man.
She plugged an envoy in there. If that is absolutely devious. They want me to train an archer send a trade route.
Still a couple people want me to build a holy site. I might actually do that so i’ll switch back here for for a holy site. I think and just throw one down even if i’m not gonna get a religion which i don’t want to religion this game.
But getting those two envoys might be worth it it is to faith and for gold per turn for a holy site. Like that seems like a pretty good deal. Especially this i have a decent holy site.
There and getting a holy site could potentially open me up to some mid game stuff like faith purchasing land units to sustain my war cuz. I will be killing people who have holy sites. So it’s not an entirely worthless long term play i think that’s a pretty reasonable way to go about things i want to pick up military tradition.
So that i can pick up the manoeuvre card. And it’ll also lead me towards military training. If i could research the construction technology that would be great so i’m gonna pick up the wheel and maybe i can purchase a water mill and then research construction.
It’s kind of like i’m trying to chain all my ideas together to get like the best early game. Possible. We’re also gonna improve this cotton here not an amazing tile to work.
But it does provide me with a little bit of gold. Which means. I’m a little bit less reliant on commercial hubs and the other big advantage is i can of course sell it to the ai.
So she would pay for gold per turn for cotton. I want to just have a little bit of a look around see who will pay what he already has cotton for gold 6 per turn or for a 6 gold for per turn. So she’ll pay slightly more for cotton.
So i’m gonna sell that to egypt and does she already have foxes yes brazil does not have furs. You pay. 9 gold per turn for furs.
Which is a huge amount and i’m a natur would pay 4 and 6 so i’m gonna sell this to brazil. 9 gold per turn is a lot i don’t think i really need to explain that at this stage of the game. It is a lot of gold that’s why we’re up to 33 gold per turn.
Which is a hell of a lot this early into the game. Now. I’m a little bit dubious of potential war coming my way so this guy’s gonna have to head out this way i might even improve this with a lumber mill.
Because that would be a 2 3 tile. Fairly early into the game. So i’m gonna have this build there just wait there i could have a 2 4.
Tile. Here as well if i waited for lumber mills man that’s a hard choice to make i think i’m gonna harvest it just for the boosts like to get the settler out on the warlord’s thrown out a little bit sooner continuing to explore barbarian warrior down here to the south let’s get the hell out of there now. I think i need about 360 gold to purchase the watermill 420.
So i can get that in a couple of turns now that i have this builder in position. I’m gonna switch away from water thrown back to the settler and i’m about i’m about uh eighty production away and i’m gonna chop here for forty five production which we multiply by fifty percent which will finish the settler in about a turn perfect. So i shaved three turns off this well simultaneously building the water.
It’s thrown. So i’ll be able to get that all sort of slightly faster than i would otherwise have been able to this is annoying. I’m being pillaged over here clearly brazil did not handle this very well looks like their army is actually very very crippled.
So if i can get a couple of hetero eye. And maybe hit high pass bists out of metheny. I might be able to get a very early war here i definitely want to pick up currency because this is gonna be how i sustain my army long term and that also leads to apprenticeship which will allow me to get more out of my minds.
So that’s sort of a very good chain. There that i like let’s go ahead and head towards military training. Although i might want it to lay games and recreation.
A little bit for the construction tech. Yeah i’m gonna delay games and recreation. Just a scooch pick up drama and poetry cuz.
I never intend to build a wonder it kind of feels like all the city states spawned in like a ring around me a little bit now i’m very worried about sending this settler unguarded. Do i have a unit in like the local area other than my main combat unit here. No i think unfortunately unfortunate reality is here.
I have to kind of go for a high pass pissed here even though i’m not quite ready to start producing military. I would really like to build this building first. But i need to clear this nonsense out.
I guess what i could go for is an archer instead. And that would also help me clear this out and then i can use dis high pass best to escort yeah. I like that plan okay yeah yeah.
I’ll do that i’ll go ahead and improve this with a mine. So we’re back to where we were in terms of productivity here so which of these two cities do i want to settle first this one i feel like has better potential. But this one would get me another strategic and these horses pretty quick.
So i feel like the strategic and luxury here have really high value whereas. This is just a good city like an extra luxury means i can sell which means my economy is better. I actually have the 320 gold now that i can purchase the watermill in my capital.
Which will give me the boost towards construction. Which will allow me to build my lumber mill over here faster. So that’s all chaining together.
Really nice neat here. I’m up to 20 production of my capital. Which is exactly where we want to be and eventually we want to get to seven population and here to get our encampment and the most are producing really powerful units out of the capital you can see i’ve managed to get sixty turns into the game.
Without ever building a military unit. Really i’ve kind of just very carefully identified when and like when and where i can be greedy. Because i identified.
I had no close neighbors. Oh jesus cahokia. Just got murdered that’s unfortunate.
That’s four of my gold per turn going away relatively soon and you know what else that means that means loyalty over here is gonna be a bigger problem. So that changes how my settling strategy does. This city needs needs to get settled sooner in order to resist that loyalty the longer.
A city has been around the easier time it has dealing with loyalty problems just by virtue of the fact that i has a higher population. So i’m gonna try how do i get a friendship with you problem is she respects strong militaries and she has an army in this area so if i forward settler she’s likely to come and get me. Which i do not like i mean i should point out is i am secure whoa.
What am. I doing here no no no you stay there well that’s nice too because we can move and grab alpine. So we can move through these hill terrain a little bit easier.
We have a trader in here. I think i want to trade with rio mom. There is something to be said of trading with egypt.
There is construction giving me the boost towards games and recreation. That i wanted so we can get to work on bot. Now not to worry about drama and poetry.
Let’s get a just a couple. I do have a gog a plugged in i do okay excellent and i tempted to pick up magnus here. I could go for victor to get the extra promotion when you get a unit.
I think getting magnus might not be a terrible idea because i could establish him in metheny and then use a builder to chop out these two jungles and then repair this yeah. Yeah. I think that’s what i’m gonna do i’m gonna get magnus for chopping.
Reasons. I’m gonna place him in metheny that’ll give me the loyalty. I need and then i’ll purchase a builder with my next stack of gold in that city.
I like that plan so far now i want currency an apprenticeship to improve my minds on my production. I got the granary and i guy see i’m worried about sending this trade route. Now that i didn’t see this thing here but at the very least i will improve that lumber mill giving the city some productivity.
We have really good we have really good production in here. We’re almost making 10 per turn. I could go for the pyramids.
It’s like not an awful thing to do would make my empire. Very efficient and it would finish off drama and poetry for me. But i don’t know if that’s worth doing right now hmm hard choices hard choices right now for me.
I think i just need like a couple of archers here. Just to kind of get a little bit of space control. So that’s what i’m gonna do for now on this trader is gonna have to just go and sleep for a bit till.
I have a little bit more secure of my land because i’ve delayed building an army for a very long time honestly longer than i should have been allowed to get away with she wants to sell me sugar for 10 diplo favor otherwise for gold per turn. So if i trade her just for the sugar. She’ll take 4 gold per turn.
If i add one diplo favor and then clear this out she wants. 6 gold per turn that’s wild that’s kind of wild actually. I’m curious how much do you value tan diplo favor.
So you think. It’s worth. 82.
Gold. You’re already broke can i get away with this okay. I’m just gonna take it 10 tipless aver for our luxury that i don’t have access to i don’t have luxury problems right now.
But a few amenities are good wow you really chose the worst place to sit. Still didn’t you okay so we got an archer in here. Let’s go ahead and get the basilica lloyd pye eads.
I also need housing in here because we’re only working for tiles. Which is far from ideal. But this is gonna be some error score.
Which is very important to me right now. So let’s get that on the table. It’ll also provide a little bit of housing allowing the city to grow.
I really wish you hadn’t chose there to go asleep like it’s a very obnoxious spot for you to do that in let’s found a city here. There’s shelley chalica deaky. I want to build her down here so i’m gonna hard build that myself and i don’t mind working this tile.
Because you will eventually get the horse tile in here. I’m gonna have a little bit of a scout over here with my hypothesis at what egypt is doing and now that my archers are about to finish. I feel a little bit safer trading with real for that plus one culture and gold and getting a nice road through my empire as well towards their capital.
Which will make any war easier. I just please don’t come and try to kill me i really would appreciate that i did not see that scout in the fog of war just don’t kill my thing. I’m going to take the 30 dip low favor and then not forward settle them again okay.
The scout went away that’s perfect send this archer to the north pala has finished an archer. I do want the granary in here to allow the city to continue to grow alternatively. I’m gonna pick up a settler and send it up here to the north.
Yeah. I think i’m gonna go for that settler right now because we’re still a little bit behind in terms of culture and science with brazil. If i go up here you can see even though we have equal numbers.
There are a couple of texts ahead. So i think i want to spend a little bit more time working on infrastructure plus. I don’t have my barracks up yet at the very least at the very very very least i want to get this city up.
And maybe this city here. So it’ll be at least two more settlers before we start gearing up to going to war with brazil. Now.
I think i just saw a settler in the fog of war that might actually change my plans a little bit. There’s the aztec okay. It’s an honor to meet you aztecs can be a bit of a problem this game not so much so depending on where the settler goes.
I’m hoping he goes around here and not like anywhere left in this mountain really screws. Me i feel i’m so i’m hoping they don’t do that let’s go ahead and pick up military training over here in i guy. I have another archer.
There’s no barbarian accountants in the nearby area is there i might send this down to the south to help protect my territory now it in hi guy. This is gonna be more of an economic city that supports the army rather than constructed. Although i could justify going for a nother encampment in here.
If i wanted a city that could potentially produce more units. It’s not a terrible move. I could also develop the city as a long term city with termed things like water mills and monuments and get it really developed to be a construction powerhouse.
But i kind of just need a couple of early game. Cities that can produce units. And this isn’t a terrible place to do it out of so man.
I’m having a. I’m having a tough time. Making that decision like the water mill would let the city grow much faster and work these really really good tile and that would pay dividends so i tell you what i’m gonna spend i’m gonna delay spending the money i’m gonna go for the watermelon here and i think i wanted to purchase a builder over here once magnus is done so that should cost me about two hundred and sixty gold okay definitely feel like we have our work cut out for us let’s see here just know don’t settle.
There. Please settle somewhere else god damn. It i didn’t even get a chance to steal that settler either because i was just a little bit slow so you want to buy some strategics you’re far enough away to where i could justify selling you.
Some strategic. So i will do that. Oh.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah. Yeah. I guess i get still.
Justify. Settling. Here.
It would be pretty good would get me access to that iron and these horses and this orange tile. As well. So i might do something like that and it’ll block off this area.
Yeah. We’ll do that we’ll settle to the north seems good man. I’m very disappointed by that very very very very disappointed by that nice little actors and settlers running around out here.
There’s military training. We are of course gonna come in here. I don’t need discipline anymore.
We’re gonna go ahead and plug in the veteran c card. So we can build encampments faster still producing settlers so i’m pretty happy with this layout. I might go ahead and plug in a maneuver.
Here because i want to build some of those head tear eyes they seem pretty good i could very easily push into brazil with like three of those if i could get them ah let’s see next up feudalism is a good one to pick up because it allows me to sort of chain into mid game units in terms of feudal contract and then that also leads to mercenaries so gonna push up this northern half of the civic tree. I have three envoys under my wing hmm. I don’t wanna take sue’s vanity of bonus arrays cuz.
It looks like egypt was sending units up there to take them over. But having extra amenities from bonus resources might not be a terrible thing. I feel like nick as a guru is like a pretty good steal here.
As is buenos aires. So i could put three into the cos gamma mu. I could poor wanted to buenos aires and two into brussels.
I definitely feel like one into buenos aires is actually totally fine regardless of if they’re gonna get killed here by the mariana you chariot arches they have a relatively large army and i still have two envoys to play around with i don’t know if i want to give those to brazil. But i definitely will put one into the gaza caribou to get the plus two when building units with a city with a barracks because i am producing barracks soon. Oh.
No wonder they’re having trouble. There’s a bunch of catapults over here in fact their battle is their capital jesus christ. Brazil.
What are you doing my god. I didn’t i wasn’t even looking there brazil’s getting murdered. There’s a thumbnail worthy thing i’ll call that the end of the episode.
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