Mastering Civ 6: Conquering Without Cities - Tips & Strategies for a No City Challenge

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Conquering Civ 6 Without Cities - A Unique Challenge" by The Spiffing Brit
TLDR Provide strategies and tips for dominating Civilization 6 without settling a city.

Key insights

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    The traditional gameplay of expanding and growing a civilization is challenged in this unique challenge, where the player cannot train new troops or expand their empire.
  • 🎮
    Playing on deity difficulty, where the AI cheats harder, presents a controversial challenge that tests the player's skills and strategy.
  • 💰
    In the game, players can use zombies to convert enemy units and take out barbarian camps, allowing them to gain resources and gold without actually conquering the camp.
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    The player comes up with a unique strategy of using zombies as a distraction and fresh recruits to conquer the Scythian Empire, showcasing creative thinking in the game.
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    In order to win without cities in Civ 6, a lightning-fast strike and capturing multiple cities on the same turn is crucial for loyalty defense.
  • 🧟‍♂️
    Using a zombie for a triple unit conversion gave the player control of a horseman, showcasing creative strategies in the game.
  • 🧟‍♂️
    The player's strategy of using defense zombies to multiply and increase the overall ranks of the dead poses a unique challenge for the AI, as more and more zombies attack their cities.
  • 🧟‍♂️
    The player's zombies in Civilization 6 become "monoliths of power" and quickly conquer cities, highlighting the game's potential balance issues.

Q&A

  • What is the challenge in Civilization 6 discussed in the video?

    — The challenge is to win a domination victory without settling a city.

  • How can players convert Barbarian units into Chinese horde units?

    — Players can use the DLC character Quincy and his ability called the 36 stratagems to convert Jason Barbarian units into Chinese horde units by sacrificing melee units.

  • What is the importance of protecting the settler for non-landed nations?

    — Protecting the settler is crucial for non-landed nations to avoid losing the game.

  • How did the player achieve victory in the war against Brazil?

    — To achieve victory, the player executed a lightning fast strike, capturing multiple cities on the same turn and taking advantage of Brazil's undefended cities.

  • How did the speaker win the game on deity difficulty in a shorter time?

    — The speaker won the game on deity difficulty in just 15% of the time by playing on Marathon speed.

Timestamped Summary

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    00:00
    Dominate Civilization 6 without settling a city.
  • 🎮
    01:04
    Players can convert units and win a game of domination without using the culture tree or interface in a difficult game mode.
  • 🧟‍♂️
    02:51
    Use zombies to your advantage in battle and protect your settler to avoid losing the game.
  • 🧟‍♂️
    04:24
    Player declares war on Sofia to use zombies as a distraction and fresh recruits to invade the Scythian Empire.
  • 🎮
    06:31
    To win the war, we captured multiple undefended cities and defeated Deity Brazil with our strong military.
  • 💰
    08:57
    Scythians lost units due to economy, captured cities and redirected army; speaker plans to invade Incas who use defense zombies and have a strong wall.
  • 🎮
    11:19
    British player defeats Egyptian civilization with a tactical bum rush and wins the game on deity difficulty in just 15% of the time.
  • 🌍
    13:28
    The video covers various global issues and challenges, including climate change, poverty, and inequality.
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