Re: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Tips FAQ Help Tricks Hints Cheats Strat
Beating the king is easy. Buy veterans early, make them dragoons, and beat up on the natives. Promote to +50% and skirmish with a couple medics. The king sends his army in waves. Wait outside the cities until he lands, pummel, retreat and heal. On the other hand, on the harder levels having 46 Dragoons means the rebel % sucks. I don't get that. I am going to try storing horses and weapons in a massive stack of wagon trains and leave the soldiers in the cities. Don't know how I'm going to feed them, though.
The thing I don't like is building up the sweet economy, then ripping it to shreds in the end while you race against the clock. I swear, I was on revolutionary level and replayed the last 60 turns 5-6 times, got the rebel % ticking up 1 point per turn, which would leave me 21 turns to kick the king's crown, when another colony won. 28 turns to go. sucked