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Topic Subject:Personally, I think Shang, Phoenician & Sumerian have the best CA's
posted 02-26-99 11:50 AM ET (US)         
Economically speaking I think Shang, Phoenician & Sumerian have the best CA's in the game. Not militarily.

Phoenician gets the 30%wood cutting which means tuns of wood and farms for your CA's and which means you can out number CA civs such as Egypt, Hittite or Assyrian.

Same goes with Shang cuz of the hords of vills that can work on wood.

With Sumer, the double farm productions saves on both wood and food for lots of CA's.

This is just IMO, I could be wrong. Just throwing in some extra fun to deal with...LOL.... don't go crazy now thinking that you have to start some huge arguement or topic on this subject.

posted 02-26-99 12:00 PM ET (US)     1 / 5       
Sumer wood saving will only take effect when you would normally have to build a farm...which for me is early iron when I replace them.
posted 02-26-99 12:08 PM ET (US)     2 / 5       

First of all, Sumerian farm bonus means precisely NOTHING. By the time a normal farm runs out you better be thinking about ironing, not CAs.

Shang--Yes! The most dangerous CA are the ones that hit in early bronze. Shang getting 4 CA in my town FAST is what matters, not that they have more vills on wood.

Phony: Yes. More wood=more CA faster. I don't worry about CA hitting me enmasse, and I don't care how much wood you pump into CAs in late bronze. Phony CA are dangerous because they are cheap and phonny is fast (relative to other CA).

But still, CA are all about vill killing. A billion CA by 40 mins is still no big deal. I worry about CA raids before I am ready to defend--therefore CA that are FAST or POWERFUL are the best.

FAST: Shang, Phonny
Powerful: Assy, Hittite

Also egy CA take more tower shots before dying, so they are good.

Sumer CA are laughable. Theyare plain vanilla CA with no econ bonus to make 'em cheap. Compy bait if I have ever see some, despite those ST.

posted 02-26-99 12:19 PM ET (US)     3 / 5       
Well, my $.02:

Ranked best to worst of the "contenders:"

1. Shang. Duh, speed means everything here. With Camels, this civ can hit so early that other CA civs are cought with their "pants down."
2. Phoenician. Again speed due to wood bonus, and wood bonus to pump more out quicker.
3. Hittite. Attack bonus is really tough and they kill vills faster than any other civ.
4. Assyrian. Nice attack bonus.
5. Egypt. Those HP are tough! With Nobility these guys can last a long time.
6. Summerian. Although the farm bonus doesnt really mean all that much better production, I always seem more prone to making farms when I am summerian. This means that I get a good flow of food from a resource I don't have to manage closely which means I have more time to focus my offense.



posted 02-26-99 12:20 PM ET (US)     4 / 5       
Well ok, then let's just say Sumer is good in CA's cuz of the food, not cuz of the wood.
But still, Sumer farms do save wood.

I guess Phoeny and Shang are better tho.

posted 02-26-99 12:28 PM ET (US)     5 / 5       
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