Time to recap what ended up being a very busy Classical Era. For part 1 you can read here. Once again, this is on a Europe TSL Map. I am on Prince, as I attempt to navigate Robert the Bruce to victory. On my to do list for this era was to settle Ireland, make a Golden Age, and develop my cities. Some of those worked out.
I chose Monumentality as my age dedication, and it paid dividends. My Campus’ were immediately finished after the age started. I followed it up with a Harbor in London. I then finished building the Temple of Artemis in 1160. I set my tech track to make sure I got to embarking as fast as I could. I built a few of the early Galley’s and found Ireland. To my surprise, the island was littered with local tribes. I would have to fight them for control of it. It proved to be a daunting task. The army I used to conquer London, was no match for the Irish. I tucked my tail between my legs and retreated. I had to look elsewhere for my expansion. It was at this time that my navy found Poland and Norway. It was 500 BC. Not a turn later, they both launched a joint war with me. To no surprise, nothing happened, and I ended up peacing out with both of them to a benefit of some money in 75 BC. Also of note, was what I called the French/Spanish Cold War. The War started in 725 BC, and was still going at the conclusion of the age. I was the first to unlock new governments, and chose Classical Republic. The boost in Great Person points boosted me to the Great Prophet Siddhartha Guatama. I chose to found the custom Religion of Scotch. I chose Work Ethic (+1 Production per follower) and Meeting Houses (+3 Faith, +2 Production). This will bolster my production from my unique benefits, and will help me better secure my planned science victory.
Stirling’s population was so excellent that I was able to put up a +3 Theatre Square which triggered an historic moment. To keep Food up, I assigned Magnus there to ensure I would have enough population to build an Industrial Zone. Fortunately for me, a few turns later I triggered another historic moment for having the worlds most populous city. The era score from this guaranteed I would end up in a Golden Age. Adding to my score was the help of Several Great People. I recruited the Great Scientists, Aryabhata, Hypatia, Euclid, and Omara Kayyam. Joining these great folks were The Great Admiral Gaiaus Dilius, and the Great Writer Byasan. The latter of which would be the cause of some problems in the future.
With the Golden Age secured, I set about expanding my borders. What better way to do that than by settling Ireland. I sent out the army that defeated Victoria to claim the land for myself. I was met with hostilities by the natives, and their overwhelming numbers destroyed most of my forces. It was clear that I would need better units, and more of them, if I was to conquer them. Instead, I turned towards Europe. Peter the Great was not in the game, and that left Russia wide open. I sent the Settlers who I thought would home on Ireland that way. The pilgrimage to a new land was on its way. As the Era winded to a close, I took care of a few more things. Haddington was able to build a fishery and get food back on track thanks to a promotion to Liang. I also finished up an Encampment District in London. However, I purchased a tile in France to do so. If we ever came to blows, I would have a small foothold to aide me.
I ended the Era with an Era Score of 47, surpassing the needed number 44 to secure my Golden Age. My Golden Age Dedication was Free Inquiry, turning my Eureka and Civic boosts by 10%. It also increased the Gold from Harbors and Commercial Hubs. This was not the focus, at the rate I was churning out Great Scientists, it seemed only fair to pair them with this ability. With that in mind I had a few goals for the next round. Expand the Empire, Defend against my enemies, and continue developing internally. If the chance arose, I would also like to build a new army so that I could bring Ireland to heel.
That was my age. I hope you are enjoying my coverage, and more importantly that you are enjoying Civ 6 Rise and Fall.