First off, let me just say that ATG is a fantastic, fun game. Though I had AT I never really played with it that much. But since the release of ATG, I've been trying to get things down. Generally, the AI seems to always get the better of me, though things aren't that easy for it the more I understand the game.
This is just a little progress report on my latest attempt to ground the AI into fine pepper. I suspect things will happen the other way around, but at least I'm enjoying myself. I'm not even close to a PBEM challenge, at least not one where I'll not totally shame myself and family. Even my dog often sits near me while I'm playing ATG, and his eyes show a certain amount of commiseration, the way dogs often do.
So here is where I stand, on the brink of something big happening:
This scenario is between myself and two AI. The AIs have been at war with each other since the first turn, in a game that is probably ten turns old. While the AIs were at war-- a war in which the Empire has certainly gotten the upper hand-- I have steadily move my forces to the border with the Empire.
That's where things stand right now. Just on the other side of the Empire is the Dragon Empire, probably trying to hold on. I've considered allying with the Dragon Empire, but right now I am have not been given that option. I would dearly want to pinch the Empire from both sides, as, in looking at how far ahead the Empire is in production, etc., that would seem to be my only chance of surviving.
I'm in good shape with oil and raw materials, and supply has been maintained. My feeling is that I need to create another defensive line behind the two forming, with a corresponding HQ.
I'll need to scan the manual to find out why it is I cannot form an alliance with the Dragon Empire, but I suspect it is because I have never actually come in contact with it. If the Empire gives me time, I'll attempt some sort of sea operation to try and get in contact with the Dragon Empire, if that be the reason why I can't form an alliance.
< Message edited by AlanBernardo -- 5/20/2011 7:49:56 PM >