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Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 02-14-03 09:26 PM ET (US)         
I'm undecided, but are they worth it?

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
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peter
HG Alumnus
posted 02-20-03 06:06 PM ET (US)     26 / 36       
In-depth strategy articles for each civ, if I remember correctly; heck I don't blame you about forgetting it - it's soooo long ago; still your promised articles were my most important reason for writing my civ pages; I thought at least there would be something worth while to link to on them but I'm still waiting to include those links
Conquesticus
Clubman
posted 02-20-03 07:48 PM ET (US)     27 / 36       
i love slingers. they have a special place in the tool and bronze world i live in! seeing this cool rehash of slinger methodology has got me thinking it'd be nice to see an ancient special forces mission scenario. some civs were known to employ the use of slingers, who'd storm enemy positions overseas from landing craft. i think the rhodesians were famous for this, and king david of israel supposedly had been trained as a slinger.

as far as rm games, i often build a tool force of ten units as a "go to hell" plan. sometimes i'll get well on my way to bronzing, and notice that i've run out of everything and have to scout more and waste time. i usually build my barracks in bronze if my start point doesn't look great since i'll likely have to scout and spend more time fast bronzing. this way i get the barracks up early and save the time later, maybe i break even at best. but still, now i can build a few slingers. i figure 10-15 villies is a good fighting force itself, and usually defend myself with them and a tool force of 7 slingers and 3 clubbers (upgraded to ax while i research pit techs when waiting for wheel in bronze). sometimes i can still manage to fast bronze and get chariot archers out (i use egypt) in a decent time. and if anything, i still have ten tool units which will be upgraded at that point anyway. bare minimum, i can probably use those guys to hit a second civ, maybe destroy a few villies and houses. something to think about anyway.


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Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 02-20-03 11:49 PM ET (US)     28 / 36       
Wow, you captured the essence of Slingers there! I like Clubbies more.

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
JK_daddy
Clubman
posted 02-21-03 00:17 AM ET (US)     29 / 36       
GG blitz damn you!!!lol.That game was fun i learnt a few things too..i had no idea u were cutting on my land and i lost sea pretty fast it was all downhill from there.
BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-21-03 01:37 PM ET (US)     30 / 36       
JK_daddy:

That was a really fun game! I was chuckling when I isolated all of my villagers from your huge slinger army by crossing into your land and keeping all of my army and navy close to crossing for defense.

Just a few pointers:
1) Disengage your navy from a battle when you are outnumbered. When you mass a larger navy, engage again. Get a repairer or two to fix those also. I had a couple repairers there in the river that helped me win early navy battles.

2) Run your fishing boats when they are attacked. I had two scout ships kill all of your fishing boats, then a few of your shore fishers. You could have ran those fishing boats and made it very hard for me to kill them.

3) Get your wood upgrade at market faster. This will help your navy warfare.

4) Grow your economy during the fighting and you win. I kept checking achievements to make sure you weren't booming. If you would have you could have won.

5) Don't mine gold until you are Bronzing. You could have had those villagers chopping wood for scout ships and fishing boats.

6) Have your military destroy my docks and disrupt my fishing boats on my land. My fishing operation was a key to my victory and it was never interupted. Your slingers could have destroyed at least three docks on my land.

I tell you these things because you really played a great game. I didn't really have the advantage ever until 3-4 minutes before I won.

You outplayed me in the Stone Age, because you killed my two forward builders, and was able to forward build on me. You Tooled with a stronger economy than me and at a respectable time.

You massed a superior army to mine in early Tool, and your defenses didn't allow me to get to your economy.

All was fine until I was able to boom on the sea, while keeping my villagers safe and the rest is history.


Can you survive the Blitzkrieg?
Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 02-21-03 05:33 PM ET (US)     31 / 36       
Blitz, want a game sometime?

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-21-03 06:39 PM ET (US)     32 / 36       
Sure, just look me up on MSN and we can play.

Can you survive the Blitzkrieg?
Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 02-21-03 07:19 PM ET (US)     33 / 36       
Ive added you.

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
JK_daddy
Clubman
posted 02-21-03 08:17 PM ET (US)     34 / 36       
Thx Blitz ,hopefully more people from this forum will play"cough wedsaz cough" hehe..
SnakeEyes
Clubman
posted 02-27-03 01:52 AM ET (US)     35 / 36       
That battle was quite fun blitzkrieg! Though Lorenzo and I still couldn't beat you as allies, it was a very interesting game.

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Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 02-27-03 04:14 AM ET (US)     36 / 36       
LoL, that was pretty fun. I loved out cramped in fortress.

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
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