Here's the deal
Make a caravan immediately and send it to enemy as raider.
Sci 1 fill 1st city up get merchants out scouting and a villy.
Classical by 200 shock
Mil, uni, senate, despot, mine, barracks, stable....
Make heavy infantry (upgrade hi) and cavalry (assorted is best)
Raid and sack by around 7-730.
Then go medieval to make city go large if enough buildings.
Dutch getting cap sack is good income to boom on.
In the rec....
I chose this example cos its funny and the opponent gets mighty sore about the treatment he's getting. I also be cheeky and go the whole game without mining
hmm, what is the point of going classical so early if you're not going to attack for another 5 minutes?
Despot for scouting(THE best scout)
Uni - knowledge
Rares that give knowledge or metal by then with Dutch
Puts the enemy in wtf mode
If your armed caravan arrives shortly after fast classical they think its a horse archer... Caravans pawn light cav P
For fun and to do something different D
Yeah I watched the record of this one the next morning. Good Stuff..really funny, lol
I tried a variant of this with 4 armored classical caravans attacking at 200, but the damn game only lets you make 2 caravans with one city...damn.
Yes I'm glad you found i could have 2vans - pawnage P