Nice Review, RoR 1v1 is a fun template with many starting places to choose.
I'd like to share a strategy of focusing picks on Magna Macedonia.
''this can be a guaranteed win, IF YOU DON'T MEET ANYONE IN THE FIRST 5 TURNS.''
Here's how it plays out:
The First pick should be Alexandria, because it's a popular pick and you don't want your opponent over there. Then, with the other 3 picks in Magna Macedonia, you can finish the mega bonus, cleverly, in just "3 turns"
Making you slightly stronger than the ones in Britannia and Germania, faster than the ones in Partha, Hispania and others.
Next, the income from Magna Macedonia is exactly enough to help you finish Illyricum in the following 2 turns. At this point, with the megabonus of ''6+7'', as early as turn 5, you likely have a larger income than your opponent. The only thing left to do, is denying your opponent in Germania, Gallia or the Greater Parthian empire. The borders of these bonuses are very easy to reach, where you flank your enemy with an unbeatable force, becoming Alexander the great 2.0, haha.
I've won many games with this strategy to the point that I have to share this publicly, hoping the community can be aware of this strategy, try it yourself or counter it by having picks in or near Magna Macedonia and Illyricum.
Edited 6/9/2019 09:01:39