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NHJ
12-05-2009, 23:59
Hey guys,

After Matrix' crushing defeat in the last game, we started a new one today. Same settings: rocky terrain, Standard map, random AI civs on Monarch. I turned out to be playing the Khmer, Matrix got the Carthagians. I understand that the unique unit of the Khmer, the Ballista Elephant, is considered to be one of the worst in the game, but such minor details won't stop me.

Anyway, here's a shot of my starting location:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/start.jpg

edit: this is actually the third PBEM I play against Matrix, just the 2nd I have a thread about here

BCLG100
13-05-2009, 01:34
It does suck but at least your start isn't as bad as last time!

Shabbaman
14-05-2009, 15:52
How did you come up with that city name?

ProPain
14-05-2009, 16:12
He pressed enter when the game suggested it ??

Shabbaman
14-05-2009, 16:55
That's a name? The khmer are in civ4? Perhaps I should play BtS for a change.

NHJ
14-05-2009, 19:15
Well, I'm open for suggestions for a new name :p

mauer
15-05-2009, 04:31
Well, I'm open for suggestions for a new name :p
Mauerville? :D

EDIT: Nevermind, it always gets razed.

barbu1977
15-05-2009, 06:03
Mauerville? :D

EDIT: Nevermind, it always gets razed.

Looks like a name I'd give for a CivCity game. Chances of succes are generaly better.

NHJ
15-05-2009, 20:19
Yay, got a second Scout from a village.

NHJ
18-05-2009, 00:50
Haha, another village and now I got three Scouts :D

NHJ
30-06-2009, 18:36
Time for an update!

Last time, my civilization consisted of a bunch of savages in a minor village. By now, my civilization consists of a bunch of savages in both a major and a minor village! I've discovered Bronze Working, and with all the jungle up north, I went for Iron Working next.

The capitol:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/start2.jpg

No bronze there, unfortunately. However, a bit north there is! A Settler was built to grab it, two Workers were built for the common good...
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/city2.jpg

...called war. After all, to the east are a bunch of people called the English:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/bwitons.jpg

And their city is the Christian Holy City, which I rather want.

Also, here's the land north of my second city:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/landsend.jpg

Lots of jungle, plus Ivory and Sugar, and some other stuff. Also there were villages, and while maps are usually worthless, one of them provided this:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ngoorman/img/PBEM2/monty.jpg

It's our good pal Monty!

Also, the X marks spots for future cities (I'm open to suggestions). The one east is basically to stop the English from grabbing that land, and to serve as a military outpost and bottleneck for them. Essentially, as soon as I have the bronze connected, and the third city built, I'll start chopwhipping those Axemen until I have a sizeable army. I imagine eight or ten or so will do. As fas as I can tell, they English do not have bronze, unless it's on one of the unexplored squares.

Also, south of the English is basically a bunch of tundra, with some resources. They have not yet built a second city.

NHJ
09-07-2009, 19:24
Quick update: I've built my third city, on the hill to the east of my capital. Copper has been connected to my capital, and my first Axemen will be rolling off the assembly lines next turn. My workers will improve the land around the third city a bit, and for the rest cut down all forests to assist the whipping.

Also, the English have sent out a Settler to build their second city, it's heading southwest from their capital.