Opening Date: Monday, October 8, 2007
Duration: Six Weeks
Map Script: Donut
Center Region: Peaks
Jungle: No Jungle
Game Speed: Epic
World Size: Small
No Barbs, No Events, Aggressive AIs, ALWAYS WAR
Version: Beyond the Sword v3.13
What better way to become acquainted with combat in the expansion
than to try some Always War action? Until you control all of the
earth or are wiped from the earth, there will always be war without
You may not invade the territory of another civilization until 1000BC.
Scouts can poke around in enemy lands before then, but no combat
units. Many of the Always War strategies in Civ4 (and Civ3, for
that matter) revolve around hamstringing the AI before it can get
off the ground. By rule, we're requiring you to lay off for the
first couple dozen turns. You'll still have hundreds of turns to
do whatever you please after that.
None. Victors will be listed alphabetically, while defeats will
be listed in reverse order (those who survived the longest listed
Mentions will be awarded for the following achievements:
" First (among participating players, by game year) to construct
a Dun (Celtic unique building).
" First to generate a Great General.
" Highest XP total reached on a Gallic Warrior.
" First to have a naval unit reach elite status (Combat V promotion).
" Most cities controlled in 1500AD.
" First to build a Tactical Nuke. (Whether to use it or not
is up to you!)
Always War is a difficult beast. Players are strongly suggested
to be extra careful in the early going - nothing's worse than having
the enemy walk into an undefended capital! The Celts begin the game
with Hunting tech, allowing immediate research into Archery if desired.
Please note also that players will be starting with a warrior rather
than the usual scout to provide a small safety blanket in the early
aware that you will not accumulate war weariness while fighting
within your own territory. How this will dictate strategy is up
to the players to figure out.
don't know how difficult this game will prove to be. It may be no
harder than Epic Six, or it could turn out to be all but impossible.
Much depends on the performance of Blake's improved AI. Can you
beat the map, outnumbered 5:1 on Prince difficulty?
Day: Monday, November 19, 2007.
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