Blitzkrieg or Turtling?

Discussion in 'Civilization V' started by OursIsTheFury, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. taco

    taco Member Regular

    Turtling I think is the best strategy. Attack the Civ you are at war at on the border and then drag them back into your territory and mop them up. Keep cycling in new units and refreshing old ones so you can keep the veteran upgraded units. I tend to keep a couple Pikeman up front and the archery units behind them, and some roving calvary to pick up the stragglers and weakened units.
  2. ad.mike2016

    ad.mike2016 Member Regular

    I would have to agree that using the blitzkrieg is probably more fun but I tend to turtle. I like to make sure my defenses are nice and strong and then I venture out. I also tend to build my cities in concentric circles if the topography of the map allows me to. This makes sure none of my cities are to far away from another in case I need to send in reinforcements or possibly attack enemy units attacking with more than one city.
  3. krnd

    krnd Well-Known Member Regular

    Honestly I'm a turtle kind of guy, for some reason it extends my fun. Usually by the time I feel prepared enough the game will be over for either sides anyway.
  4. SirJoe

    SirJoe Well-Known Member Regular

    It tried playing like this before but it takes so long to get to the end. I like to mix my game a bit it keeps the game always fresh.
  5. krnd

    krnd Well-Known Member Regular

    Offensive turtle sounds like a funny mental image for everyone. Anyway, I'm pretty sure turtling won't be as strong in Civ VI, here's hoping that we'll see some creative approaches to the winning conditions.
  6. SirJoe

    SirJoe Well-Known Member Regular

    If Civ VI is anything like they promise that it will be I think we have to come up with some new strategies. I think that some of the old ones might still work but I think it's going to be much more dynamic.
  7. Casiox

    Casiox Well-Known Member Regular

    Sometimes it does not happen that way and you just have to fight back till death, that's what I love about this game, indeed.
  8. SirJoe

    SirJoe Well-Known Member Regular

    That's why the game remains exciting, if you just had one strategy that would work all of the time they game would become stale very quickly.
  9. Casiox

    Casiox Well-Known Member Regular

    Exactly, this game is not exactly for those people who generally go after anything, but they never wait for the right moment and that's the main reason why they always lose matches.
  10. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member Regular

    You can try to cut off his supply lines! I think it will help
  11. SirJoe

    SirJoe Well-Known Member Regular

    These are normally the people that will start complaining and find weakness through out the game. Everyone can play Civilizations but not everyone can be good at it.
  12. Casiox

    Casiox Well-Known Member Regular

    Exactly, the last day I saw a 10 years old guy playing the game, of course he did not really know how to, I barely think he knew what he was doing, and that's what happen with most players nowadays.
  13. rz3300

    rz3300 Well-Known Member Regular

    Sometimes I just cannot help myself and go all in, even though it may not be the best. I am not sure turtling is really all that exciting though.