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Author Topic: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)  (Read 1025 times)

Bouchart

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Re: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 10:35:30 pm »

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After our turn we suffer Allied counterattacks in New York but hold the city.  Barbarians capture Batun, but since it's not an objective city it's not a big deal.  We also take Kursk with some bombers and lose a tank in the process.

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In a massive tactical blunder on my part, I accidentally leave Moscow undefended and the Russians just drop right in.  Retaking the city is easy but it was a foolish mistake.  But we take Washington and defeat the Allies.  When you capture all enemy cities, their units all get disbanded so the Partisans in the U.S. and in the middle east all disappeared.  So in December 1946, all that's left is the Russians.

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On the eastern front, we bribe Kazan again.  Notice all the barbarian units in the area.  We also take Maikop, Naples (a city the Russians built) and reclaim Batum from the barbarians.  There are five turns left in the scenario.

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Re: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 07:28:17 pm »

Sorry about the delay in getting this finished, but there's just a few turns left and not much of anything interesting to do.  With only a few bombers on the eastern front it'll be slow going.

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We take Kharkov in June of 1947.  We also take Dnepropetrovsk, meaning our tanks and bombers are now right outside Stalingrad, the Russian's current capital.  The partisans outside the city are easy to handle too.

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A barbarian takes Basra from us, but it's not an objective city and it's far over in the corner.  But we get a lot of zero-support partisans.  The Russians also use our vast network of railroads...to deliver cloth!  Stalingrad has a ton of defenders, and our bombers are a bit wounded already.  Aside from Stalingrad, I have tanks outside Kuibychev.  It takes a few partisans but we liberate Basra.

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October 1947, we take Kuibychev and then Stalingrad, losing a number of bombers and tanks in the process.   At this point, because of the number of enemy partisans, and the fact that there really aren't any more roads that lead further east into Russia, there isn't anything further we can do.

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And here's our score and civilization rating.  We have 65 out of 70 objective points.  The only objective cities we didn't capture are Krasnovodsk, Astrakhan, Orsk, Sverdlosk, and Magnitogorsk.

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A view of what we control at the end of the scenario, which is everything from New York to right up to the Caspian Sea.

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Re: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 03:09:23 am »

Well done.
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Re: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 08:03:02 am »

Now win it as the neutrals!
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Re: Let's Play Civilization 2- WW2 Scenario as Axis (Screenshot LP)
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2013, 09:22:39 am »

In the past, I tried to LP "Civ2, WW2 as Axis", but it failed horribly and I never did any updates past the first chapter.

I am surprised that nobody used nuclear weapons in the war. That's a good thing: nuclear weapons can cause a lot of pollution, which can eventually lead to global warming. That was something I was expecting to happen in that LP as well. Granted, I suspect the reason nobody used nuclear weapons was because you did not bother to build the Manhattan Project, even though doing so gives you an extra Objective point.

One thing that isn't readily apparent though in that scenario (which is why I'm making this post): it is possible to switch your government as the Axis.

The Axis does not have Fundamentalism researched, so if you can research that, then you can get the option to go into Anarchy, and then after a turn of anarchy, you can switch governments. I tend to aim for Fundamentalism because I like the 100% happiness rate, but if you hate corruption, you might take the opportunity to switch to Democracy. Though I'm a bad Civ2 player, I would suspect that a better Civ2 player might take advantage of this 'govswitch' to improve the Axis' chances.

Normally, you CAN'T choose to go into anarchy during a scenario; the option is just disabled. However, the game offers you the option to go into anarchy immediately after you research a new government tech, and that, surprisingly, is not disabled.
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