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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2021, 11:42:37 AM »
Post impressions! This is the first game of this type that has interested me, so I am a total n00b in this realm.

Will do !

Will be starting a playthrough as a Kobold King tomorrow morning. Impossibly feeble expendable infantry but with the ability to summon uncontrolable dragons and  other monstrosities which cost sacrifices of those very same expendable  Kobbolds to summon up is a faction that appeals to my crazed dictator instincts  :)

Spoiler....it is likely to be a short playthrough !
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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2021, 06:21:37 PM »
I haven't picked it up yet though will tonight. I've played many hours of both COE 3 and COE 4 so look forward to what this iteration will bring.

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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2021, 11:03:30 PM »
OK, I just have to say it even though I'm obviously an idiot who's missing something.

What the absolute fuck am I doing in this game?

I've played tons of Dominions and dabbled a bit in CoE 4 and never gotten past this basic question with this particular series.  I barely have enough gold to hire anything (roughly 5 income per turn and basic units cost 30, 50, 70+), and I can't succeed in any battles with my starting units.  Is this unlike Dominions in that you need to be patient and wait several turns to build up a treasury and hire units?  My instinct is to expand as fast as possible, but I get crushed by everything on the map.  Do I just need to go nab as many empty tiles as possible like a traditional 4X?
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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2021, 11:43:06 PM »
Well I just lost my first 200 turn playthrough as Slithergrog the Great (a misnomer if ever there was one!)

Playing as a Kobbold Chief I rolled the white Kobbolds which use shock magic and have a heap of cowardly useless chaff. Had a decent expansion ...definitely avoid any tricky battles early on and seize villages,hamlets and mines for more income. Towns also give you increased chances to be able to recruit sorcerers/Drakes/assassins etc

Eventually after a 70+ turn campaign that ebbed and flowed against the hideous Khaled the Scourge Lord and his undead horrors Gekk-Nikku and his attendant Chiefs and sorcers fell in a climactic battle trying to recapture borderlands taken by the undead.

Many lessons learned. Trading is very useful if you capture a market to get hold of the resources you need in particular as a faction.

Great game and am genuinely excited to give it another crack as the Kobbolds but may see how another faction plays out first.
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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2021, 11:09:35 AM »
^ So DON'T throw away all my troops on the nearest enemy unit on turn 1.  #:-)  Sounds like a solid strategy to me!
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2021, 12:05:53 PM »
^ So DON'T throw away all my troops on the nearest enemy unit on turn 1.  #:-)  Sounds like a solid strategy to me!

100% correct sir  ;)

As my second playthrough as the Dwarven Queen (no sniggering at the back Gus) that was definitely necessary as the Dwarven troops are hideously expensive and my Citadel was a long way from other mines that dwarves desperately need to produce the iron for their better units,

I have managed to get shiny iron gates in my Citadel however which are also now enchanted to zap anyone trying to break in ....much like my own real life abode :)

Expansion may have been too slow however and enemy factions are appearing on the horizon.....

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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2021, 01:35:49 PM »
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Re: Conquest of Elysium 5 Announced!
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2021, 01:10:19 PM »
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao