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Yeh I've been playing just a few hours on the 2nd from easiest setting and I'm really struggling. I seem to have to give alot of tech away to foreign powers or I end up fighting a 4 front war.
Also, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my musketman fortified in a city with walls just got killed by some war elephants.... seems like taking the technology lead doesn't provide actual victory anymore.
Archers are the new spearmen for city defense (+25% natural city def bonus), but spearmen are still preferred for defense against mounted. Barbarians are now ridiculously tough because the AI dedicates an entire barbarian city production to archers and just stacks them all behind city walls. You need elephants, tanks, or gunships to bust them out.
Anything higher than cheiftain really requires you to acquiece to opponents' demands, unless you are prepared to play as a fortress. And in the early game, any open warfare can really hamstring you. I've had a few false starts where a random invasion killed me early on.
Want to tell them how I rolled you and nickhastapee after jumping in an AI seat?
I wasn't doing so hot near the end, pluas my PC decided to restart(first time this has happend). I kinda gave up and started nukeing and waring with the other civs at the end(I knew you guys had me on the space race).
Actually, if you just hit the barbarian cities with 3-4 swordsmen before they get a large city it will die quickly. Try to find a nice forested hill (or at least a forest) next to their city to siege from, and make SURE you get 1 person with medic upgrade. They will probably attack you (and die cuz of your +75% terrain bonus) and just leave a couple defenders remaining. Barbarians.
If it grows to have a +X% defense, just bring a catapult. No biggie. War elephants etc are not necessary.
Just beat Prince. Considering moving up, but it was a close game, so I think it'll hold off :D.
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