Re: evaluation 3 vs 3 maps
Date: May 18, 2009 04:07PM
The first example:
Regular north versus south maps, with Natolia/Syria/Cyprus/Palestine instead of Nicaea.
Recently, I've played Rome, with epidemic in Cyprus, a game eventually won by south. About a year ago, I played Cyprus, with Master in Rome, and again this game was won. Paars once apparently once played Palestine, and also won that game. So it would seem that it is not so bad to be a bit further from the front.
However, I have also played games with Adriano in Syria, and with Xuul in Natolia. In both cases I played Muscovy, and I set myself the goal of not letting them develop Byzantium or Macedonia. In both cases, this aim was, quite easily, achieved. Xuul and Adriano are strong players. So I think we have to conclude that, under normal circumstances, maps with lands behind Nicaea are impossible to play. Nevertheless, a good challenge if you think you are stronger than the other players in the game.