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Lurcolm Habsburg
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Anti rushing strategies?

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 pm

So, I'm a boom-style player, hence my love for playing the Habsburgs to begin with, but I generally don't develop fast enough to face off against the tougher opponents. Now, this is obviously a smart choice on their part: Destroy the habs first so they can't mess you up later. Problem is, I'm the hab and I want that to not happen. Any advice?
 
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Septafolia
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Re: Anti rushing strategies?

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:19 pm

Any civ that can get a second TC in Age 2, and this includes Habs through the Portuguese princess, has a pretty significant booming advantage, especially for what your playstyle seems to be. More TCs means both faster villager production and more defensive capabilities.

Beyond than that I can't give a whole lot of specific strategic advice other than "play well." This includes trying to spend a minimum amount on cost-effective units to hold the line, and stockpiling resources for aging quickly. And then it's just a matter of taking good trades in fights with what few units you have. Obviously if you lose your army you'll need to retrain it, but don't overcommit to military in Age 2 any more than you need to. This is assuming you're going for a Fast Capital.
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Lurcolm Habsburg
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Re: Anti rushing strategies?

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm

Hmmm. I always just went for the French in this regard. I'm gonna try this, sounds like a good plan. Thanks!
 
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Re: Anti rushing strategies?

Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:36 pm

You can use the "Turtling" strategy too, in which you build outpost (or equivalent's) close to places where your collectors work, sometimes with walls.
 
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Re: Anti rushing strategies?

Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Have you considered choosing the Spanish princess and spamming their amazing shipments?
5 Pavisieri + 5 Pandur + 3 Landsknecht can do wonders
 
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Lurcolm Habsburg
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Re: Anti rushing strategies?

Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:46 am

Actually I've been messing around with the Portuguese princess, and I have to say that extra settler production does miracles for me :3, thanks Sepafolia!

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