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Topic Subject:What's better 3 vill or 3 fishing boats?
oliandsam
Skirmisher
posted 02-02-09 01:19 PM EDT (US)         
I am working on an aztec water strat.
obviously these guys can boom with 15 wood fishing ships!!

so what do you guys think is better 3 fishing ships or 3 vill as first card?
or is there another card i should be sending first for an aztec water boom?

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CookieCrisp13
Skirmisher
posted 02-02-09 02:17 PM EDT (US)     1 / 11       
3 vills first, not only because of the diversity of resources that they can gather, but villagers gather faster than fishing boats. Boats gather at .66 resources for food and coin, while villagers gather food at .75 for hunts.

Fishing boats, on the other hand, would be less value if you already have sent schooners and team schooners, because you could build them for 45 wood.

Having both wouldnt be too bad of an idea, I do it with Sioux on water decks, its a great eco booster if you havent taken advantage of the water yet.

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Simia
Skirmisher
posted 02-02-09 04:50 PM EDT (US)     2 / 11       
3 vils can also build things.

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Derek_Zoolander
Skirmisher
posted 02-02-09 05:19 PM EDT (US)     3 / 11       
It's harder to raid boats though.

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CrazyLunatic
Veteran Musketeer
posted 02-02-09 06:42 PM EDT (US)     4 / 11       
vills gather faster and also can gather wood for fishing boats

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Tyler McIntosh
Skirmisher
posted 02-02-09 06:48 PM EDT (US)     5 / 11       
Vills are faster at gathering, but boats are cheaper and have less of a chance of getting killer unless the other guy makes ships also.
A_US_James246
Scenario Reviewer
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posted 02-03-09 03:30 AM EDT (US)     6 / 11       
On a land map, 3 Vills are always better than 3 Fishing Boats
oliandsam
Skirmisher
posted 02-03-09 07:03 AM EDT (US)     7 / 11       
thanks guys. now i know to go 3 vill

james i was thinking about sending the fishing boats on the land but now i know better!!!!

eso name: oliandsam
rank: 1st luit
clan: some silly dutch one
"A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic."
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[This message has been edited by oliandsam (edited 02-03-2009 @ 07:04 AM).]

A_US_James246
Scenario Reviewer
(id: James246)
posted 02-04-09 01:01 AM EDT (US)     8 / 11       
Ok, lol
Calier
Skirmisher
posted 02-05-09 02:15 PM EDT (US)     9 / 11       
It depends, if you have alot of upgrades for fishing boats, they are by far the best gatherers, try to keep a seperate deck that includes these, just in case you are playing on a map with water, you most of the time have the best score if you have about 20 fishing boats, but if you include fishing boat upgrades, you will have an awesome economy

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Ganzzer
Banned
posted 02-05-09 05:20 PM EDT (US)     10 / 11       
It depends, if you have alot of upgrades for fishing boats, they are by far the best gatherers, try to keep a seperate deck that includes these, just in case you are playing on a map with water, you most of the time have the best score if you have about 20 fishing boats, but if you include fishing boat upgrades, you will have an awesome economy
Well said Calier, and to add to that, 1 plus 1 is 2.
CrazyLunatic
Veteran Musketeer
posted 02-05-09 09:48 PM EDT (US)     11 / 11       
It depends, if you have alot of upgrades for fishing boats, they are by far the best gatherers, try to keep a seperate deck that includes these, just in case you are playing on a map with water, you most of the time have the best score if you have about 20 fishing boats, but if you include fishing boat upgrades, you will have an awesome economy
naturally you will have sent all the fishing upgrades before your first card...
BTW, they aren't the best gatherers by far, vills gathering can be upgraded more than fish boats can with cards.

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