Topic: fri03 observations
Posted at: 2021-05-26, 11:22
That again depends on the speed of expansion. I usually get in two or three coal mines and twice that many iron mines before meeting the enemy. This can make the difference between victory and defeat. And even if you don't get far enough you'll still have lots of space to work with empty mines if need be, those four plots on the starting island don't suffice. And after you defeated the atlanteans you have access to a large gold deposit which you'll need very much in the later game.
Again, it's not so uncommon on the official maps. And the original island has lots of medium spaces for outposts as well.