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Topic Subject:Pop Limit 25
HG Alumnus
(id: Angel Washizu)
posted 02-22-99 03:25 AM ET (US)         
These games can be tons of fun. There are a few things I have noticed about games with a 25 pop limit.

1. Tool rushing is almost assured.

2. Towers are a MUST

3. Fishing Boats are less useful, since they can only do one thing, whereas villagers can do many.

4. 90% of the time they end with a Wonder being built.

5. Very defense oriented after Bronze is reached.

6. Healing and repairing actually occurs.

7. TONS of buildings get built to get over the pop cap.

Anyone have any strategies for playing a 25 pop game?


AE Kosh3
posted 02-22-99 04:28 AM ET (US)     1 / 5       
not strategies but tips.

1. Archers are a no-no. Go melee

2. Walls are even more effective with such a low pop. Its gonna take double the time to get thru if at all because of the limited number of units that can be used against them.

3. Dont bother fish boating, its no good.

4. Camels are excellent value for money here.

5. Dont play CD in these... j/k ;-)

palmy = good civ for these.


posted 02-22-99 07:35 AM ET (US)     2 / 5       
My tips for 25 pop. Don't play them on islands. Make sure you have lots of time since these generally last forever. Don't bother trying to win the game early, plan on towering up and building a wonder.

Now a comment on this setting, very fun to play every once in a while, but it gets boring quickly. Comes down to who gets the best early position for walls/towers usually. Especially on smaller maps, he who gets more stone piles usually can win. If you haven't played it before try it though, it is very fun the first few times.

posted 02-22-99 04:54 PM ET (US)     3 / 5       
I played 25 pop only once and luckly won because we had a better position. Funny, I made enough houses for 50 units because it kept saying not enough houses hehe.

Definitely don't make fishing boats. And if you are on a small map (as we were) infantry kick because there is less room to run.

Top civs? I would say choson, baby, summerian, and palmy. Oh add in carth, there hit point bonus for acad and eles would sure be nice.

[This message has been edited by O_Captian (edited 02-22-99).]

posted 02-22-99 06:00 PM ET (US)     4 / 5       
Oh, and if you play conquest, make sure you're not playing on a really large map. I generally recommend 'booming' to 24 peasants.

Personally, I think Egyptians are the best in pop 25 games. Those priests are pretty amazing...

posted 02-22-99 08:57 PM ET (US)     5 / 5       
What about logistics with Choson or Roman? They both have good towers, and if it goes to Iron then they will both rule. Roman may be the better choice here since their upgrade comes in sooner.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"

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