Re: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Tips FAQ Help Tricks Hints Cheats Strat
I also strongly think this game really need a patch!
I manage to beat the king in my second game by using the "0 bell" strategy (plus a bit a luck). The king still had a strong land force but with only 8 Man O War ships. I managed to wipe them all out (with privatee and SOLs), so that I won the war (i.e. the land force no longer able to arrive, although the king still have around 100~150 land units...... who the hell design this game???). In order to dispose my "extra" military force, I even declared war on another king (i.e. while another foreign colony is having war with his king), it was awesome.
However, I try not to use the "0 bell" strategy in my 3th game, and I failed..... This game really need a patch, as it is pointless to play a game which can only be won by a stupid strategy......