I think I have caught a bug. A uTube bug. I have had a pretty fun time doing the Horizon Lets Play
(that is still in progress) but it is not really my thing to play just one game, I usually play a bunch at a time. So when I felt like playing Armada (one of my fav 4x games) I thought I might do it as a lets play!
Anyway, hope you like it, any thoughts to comments are most welcome!Armada 2526 : Supernova is Jynks-dPlay List
• Ep1: Introduction and Setup
• Ep2: Expansion
• Ep:3: Expansion 2
• Ep4: Military Build Up!
• Ep5: Things are looking grim!
• Ep6 - Time for war!
more to comeEp:1 - Introduction Video
This is mainly a introduction and game explanation with a few turns at the end. The game actually starts at 38:34
. I haven't played for a few years so picked a shorter game of only 600 turn running all 18 races all random including my own race!Ep:2 - Expansion Video
Randomly got given the Volmar Dominion. A race of sentient rocks really with some very powerful economic advantages but some major research gimping. Also they prefer irradiated planets so can expand relatively uncontested though space. They have a population total win condition and some nice bonuses to defense and ground combat. An unusually combination and I expect this game to go very different to how it normally goes.Ep:3 - Expansion 2Video
With the reduction on economic pressure I am able to move pretty fast, though the lack of good planets is causing me some problems. The lack of a "idle" filter for planets and ships is also leading me to miss the timing on a few things. For now I am working on building up my military forces to protect my empire.Ep4 - Military Build Up!Video
Cryokon and the Silq are running into the lead at speeds that are astounding. I am not sure I am able to catch them no matter what I do. Hovering around 7-8 / 18 is not very promising. The Silq are close and my only option may be to launch an attack and destroy them outright. I think as I have so much cash I may be able to bribe the other races to all pick on them for a number of turns. A coordinated strike might be the way to go. Meanwhile the mega ark is in production, and once done I plan to start moving out into the region behind me that I am sure has no life and grab a ton of planets quickly and start really pushing my population levels.Ep5: Things are looking grim!Video
Things are not looking good. I believe I have been far to passive in this game. I'm hovering around 8-9 in the galaxy while the Silq and the Cryokan are miles in the lead, nearly double my VPs. I've decided that my only real course of action is to start pushing deep into space and start a mass interstellar war. I may not be able to outplay the trader races but I sure as hell can exterminate them. VPs mean nothing when your dead! First I need some key aggressive technology like tanks and wot not. In the meantime while I research this I'll work on colonising more planets.Ep6 - Time for war!Video
My mass expansion has produced a high levels of bureaucracy across the empire. Rioting has started on a few planets and I am rushing some entertainment complexes to placate the populous. Meanwhile towards the end of the video I start my campaign to seek out and destroy the Silq homeworld. I have researched the top tier Ark design so can not strike deep into deep space leaving people behind on any location without destroying my main ship. While I wage my war a 2nd fleet is forming with another ark for the express purpose of finding finding new irradiated planets and nutronium sources.