Yeah it was unfortunate that first game. I settled next to a barb to get it one flag after naming a tile. It gave me HBR which some might think is good but in this situation it let me down as it took too long to get a horse out whereas with gold I could of had the WA to Zimbabwe about 2-3 turns before Mawpawk got there with his and took them down. He gets them and can now completely block me off to the south.=Mawpawk;1843986]lost to liam indians mirror match, our first game froze as liam was making a great comeback, and the replay was just meh, from my point of view crap start ,weak middle and a white flag for the end, nonetheless gg
There are a few barbs knocking about but I got a spy from one and 30g from the other. I'm well short of my 100g and landlocked!! I build warriors to sell and finally get 100g and settle coast to get a galley out and finish ha and load it up. I sail around and get a friendly which makes the army vet and then another which made it elite (blitz) <-- I think that is the first time I have ever wanted/needed upgrades from friendlies. Meanwhile Maw has taken Moscow & Rome and is now in republic!!
He must have felt relatively relaxed with his chokes and I sneak round the outside and flank an empty city and then take the two archers down in the next one and defend it from his horse army. These were two prime cities on fish/dye whale. I load up the super galley again and carry on round the island and see KT. A vet cannon wouldn’t hurt to add to the HA but it’s at this point Maw’s screen did something weird and when he left I couldn’t end the turn. Shame as it was my first competitive game in 5 weeks and I was proud of turning round a hopeless situation.
Second game yeah I took arabs for fundi with a WA and after threatening the Aztecs earlier on for 25g they never built more than 2 warriors in their cap so rolled over to a fundi AA from the hill. Easy expansion as India as I settled on oak/game combo and disappeared into the tech distance. 18 – 7 I think when the towel was thrown in.
Good games Maw and great to be back! Look forward to our next one.