Civ Rev Tips and Tricks?
Hey guys im new here but ive never played civ before and i love this version just played the demo but im not the greatest i can do well but anyone have some tips for a civ noob about what to do to succeed or get off to a good start?
My one tip for the demo right now is first go with anything dealing with weapon working first. That way you can be better prepared and closer to the end of the game if you do it right you will have a wall to your castle in case someone attacks you.
I say also try to keep 1 skillful army of archers or horsemen at your capital in case of attackers.
Also when fighting be on a hill because it increases your attack by .5 .
I have found it when attacking a city use a weak army of three to find the opponets power level and then send the same power level to his door step. This one does not always work depending on landscape and how many victories his army/horsemen/archers have under there belt due to leveling up.
you should also start a 2nd village soon so that way you can mass produce an army behind or infront of your capital.
* These are only suggestions of what I do and should not be taken any other way.* Yes I have also beaten by following these suggestions*
Get your research going right away, on the first turn. You can do this by hitting the 'back' button and selecting 'research new tech.' If you wait for the advisers to bring it up you won't get research going for 4 or 5 turns.
Build at least one galley so you can explore. There are a lot of villages were you can land your militia and get gold. Also there are 3 relics out there that will really help you (but one is in the middle of the ocean. You've got to research navigation to get that one).
You should try to make at least 3 or 4 cities. This way you can build different things in each city. One of them should have a barracks so you can produce veteran units.
Putting cities on hills makes them harder to attack. Same goes for your units. They get a defensive bonus.
Don't be afraid to spend your money to produce things faster. Especially since the demo ends so quickly, there really isn't any need to hold on to your money.
Build roads. They're cheap and they really help you out when your in a war.
thanks,ill give them a try the hill bonus i did not know. I tried attacking Egypt the other day but was stopped soon by 15 strength archers lol i think i need to develop more units then just soldiers and some archers
I would suggest also that when you attack cities, utilize a spy or two. Hvae the spy go in first and disrupt enemy defenses, then send in an army or two, all in the same turn. Using that technique, I was able to grab cities in just 1 turn, then send troops to the next one
keep in mind that when you attack an enemy unit, IF YOU LOSE, then that enemy unit gets a veteran bonus, making them even tougher the next time you attack. The key is to kill them before they get a chance to heal up, so you have to attack with multiple units on the same turn.
In the demo, one of the best city locations is west of cleopatras starting position.
S = Sea
G = Grass
H = Hill
C = City location
F = Forest
D = Desert
M = Mountain
If im not mistaken that is how the area is where the city should be. Most of the times you see Iron resources on those hills which makes it a perfect place. Then you invent Construction first and get a free Workshop in that city which tripples the amount of production from the hills.
Here is a tip is allways go for alphabet first then build a libary to double science then writing for spies i did that and at the end i had a cruiser for 10turns and a rifleman for 2 turns.
I agree with above, although i didnt ge that far, I did almost make a Dom victory being only sience
Possibly the biggest tip is to MANAGE THE PRODUCTION IN YOUR CITIES MANUALLY.
By this, I mean build your Army, but then don't waste your time on protecting your capital (the AI never seems to go there in the demo), instead go into the city screen, and change it so that your city is ONLY focussing on research and growth (once you have population of 9 in a city forget growth as well)
the most important thing to secure a domination victory, (and for defending yourself) is to be able to move your troops anywhere on the map in jsut a few turns, 1 if possible.
In order to achieve this you need to build a main road, and connect all roads where possible to that road. To achieve the main road strat, you need to first settle or conquer a city as far away as possible from your city, then simply build a road between them, connect every other city you settle conquer to this road, or if not possibl a a city connected to the road, and you should be able to achieve very fast road movement.
When playing MP against Micro-managers. Play quickly, hit END OF TURN fast and often. Break up the game plan. Force them to play like you do.
Honestly, I focused completly only tech, trying every trick in the book (people, discovery, ect..) Game ends with me controling every city besides Greek and roman caps(note that the cities ended up being nearly back to back. I had several riflemen armies, some crusiers for FAST tansport and was 1 turn away from indutrilzation, in the game i bet i could reach alpha centuri before modern times hit hehe
Hi im new to this website, but no noob to the gaming world, been playing games since the age of 4!
I tend to build up my armies then go around scouting the area unless im the Russians- which get a local area map bonus, after this attack barbarain villages as you will get free: Gold, A spy, Galley, or horsemen unit. I also like to build invention & engineering as you can build Leonado's Workshop which up grades all units to modern technologies. For example: An archer turns into a Riflemen/Modern Riflemen unit, or horsemen to knight.
Sorry guys haven't played the demo but the full version is awesome! I got it on Xbox 360 & have got 425/1000 gamer points on it al ready after playing for only 2 weeks! I also like 'Frontlines:Fuel of war' I have 420 Gamer points for that.
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Not doing espionage work thought I'd give a few tips on how the markets doing, since im a normal joe-boggs wjho buys games, athough 2K probably have people to do this for them!