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Imperialism 2 Strategy Guide David Kupcho 72599 All my advice is based on the assumptions of a Normal level of play This is a guide on strategy and I will not attempt to go over the basic mechanics of play I am describing the strategy that I evolved as I was playing at the Normal level but my experience is not wide enough to make it a comprehensive guide My strategies may not be best when playing at higher difficulty levels The text is a mixture of first person and second person I used second person to describe things that I felt to be true in all games First person of course is what I have used and you might find alternate methods that work equally well 1 Goals Gathering more food is always a goal in this game More food means that you can increase your population More population means that you can process more goods man more ships and build more army You will be looking to increase food gathering throughout the whole game Money is a big problem at the start of the game Money is needed for offensive military operations and for research You will see your initial treasury quickly drain away Your major source of money is treasures of the New World diamonds gems gold silver and spice To a lesser degree you can make money from selling goods and from conquering New World capitals Later in the game conquering Old World minor provinces becomes a major source of money 2 Choice of Game The designers gave us many options in setting up a game I played my first game on one of the pregenerated maps at the Introductury level Many people dont like to play Introductory levels and they are correct in that Introductory level games miss out in seeing many of the central problems One suggestion for your first games is select a custom game with most things
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