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Old 18-01-2020, 19:52   #11
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You have no idea how I envy you the starting lands.
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Old 25-01-2020, 14:04   #12
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Stapel told me that he and Beorn will be at war soon. Allegedly Beorn demanded something for maintaining the peace and Stapel refused out of principle. (I would too.) I suspect that Beorn has no more land left to expand to anymore.

As a consequence, Beorn retreated all his troops from that northern tip of my continent. I am therefore planning an attack plan on Condate (formerly Phrygian), because that city has been bugging the hell out of me ever since Beorn took it. Did we actually make an agreement not to raze cities, or didn't we?

On the other hand, Beorn will most likely win a lot of ground from Stapel. The most logical thing for me to do, is to attack Stapel from the other side. But I don't want to! I wanna blast Beorn to smithereens. Socralynnek is collateral damage. They're probably in a strong alliance anyway and he'll be pissed once I've taken over Condate. So I'm considering to send troops westwards towards Beorn as well.

Another interesting thing is: Beorn has been investing in espionage into my realm...a lot! Twice already I devoted all my income in a turn to espionage into his realm, just to make sure I can still see his demographics. It's 600 vs 250 points now, or something like that. I assume he can see what I'm researching, so that's something to consider. Knowledge is very important in this game, and he might intend to pull the same trick as I did in the previous game: using spies to change my government from representation to whatever he has. But in any case, I still consider it a waste and would rather spend it on research instead anyway.

I did build the great wall actually for the sole purpose of getting a great spy, but I only got one great engineer (due to the pyramids) and since then two great scientists. Well, at least the great wall provided me an early great general, so at least I got something out of it.

Anyway, the situation as of today:





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Old 08-02-2020, 17:41   #13
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I made socralynnek a deal he couldn't refuse. Either he'd gift Condate in exchange for 100 gold, or I'd conquer Condate and terrorize the Khmer seas with my triremes until he pays up. He accepted, so no bloodshed. He also wanted a peace deal of at least 30 turns. Even better!

Stapel granted me permission to capture his cities once Beorn broke through. A spiteful act, but one that I couldn't refuse.

Furthermore, the maussolleum of Mausollos is completed and I immediately used my great artist for a prolonged golden age. So now my income and production skyrocketed, as you can see here. My military production is up and running again, and I discovered civil service allowing me to train macemen, so things are looking good. Though I'm still worried about Beorn's huge espionage investment. I realise he can most likely see all my cities.







What's interesting is that Beorn's power took quite a dent, but Stapelburg is still not taken. A failed assault? Or did Stapel attack with all he had left?
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Old 19-02-2020, 12:07   #14
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Stapel is dead. Beorn took his last city, the capital of Stapelburg.

Subsequently I attacked his stack with my macemen and crossbowmen...and failed, miserably. I can't call it any different than a bad roll of the dice, because his stack should've been decimated. However, I lost five units (should've been two or three, apart from the catapults) and then he destroyed the rest. Now I have nothing left and need to rush more units.

On top of that, socralynnek is rush building a lot, as can be seen from CivStats. I just spotted two triremes and two galleys. They'll attack me from both sides.

I'm doomed. I'm gonna lose. Again. I'll never ever win a pitboss, and this was my biggest and probably last chance. All gone because of a failed attack. And perhaps bad diplomacy (with socralynnek).
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