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Nicholas
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Hi,

so I'm pretty sure there is something like this already, but a quick search did not yield any results.

Therefore, I would appreciate any input to my question!

How strong are the different nations compared to another?

I'm thinking about something like 4 categories:

1. Overpowered
2. Strong
3. Acceptable, but still competitive
4. Useless and weak

If I recall correctly Spain and Arabs were considered to be in category 1. Oh, and I do own both expansions, and we play with everything except great person cards.

Thank you for your help!
 
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Alessandro Crespi
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Ciao Nicholas,
I also own basae game and both expansions and will be interested in something similar.

I recall something similar written here...

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/18345725#18345725

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/17716166#17716166
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This won't answer all your questions but have a look anyway. It will give a very good indication of the relative strengths of the civs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AlILNdim-VZgKqSKRWqS...
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Nicholas
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Thanks for the input! These are some useful links. I'm a bit surprised by the high % of military wins in the statistics. :O
 
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A military victory is quite easy against inexperienced or unconcentrated players.
On the other hand, both economic and cultural victory paths hold lots of opportunities to defend against a military player.
Military victories are far less common with experienced players.


Also, while the statistics are nice for a general overview, some civs are just a bit more difficult to play, but not really weaker than the rest.
I think the most underrated civ in the statistics is England: In my opinion it is at least one of the more powerful civs and very flexible. But it also needs a better strategy than for example Rome.
 
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