It seems like most people are doing an aggressive Central America revolt, Central America FI or land grab hacienda booming and none of those strats are particularly fun to me. I’m curious if people have alternative openings/ build orders they have found (mainly for 1v1 supremacy)
An opening I have been trying is sending 2vils + hacienda → 1 hacienda → the card that gives 3vills per hacienda. It gives 10 vills/vill equivalents from shipments so it’s more or less the same as Germany sending 2sw → 3sw but it takes an extra shipment so I’m not sure its good (though it is very easy to send 2 age 1 shipments)
I also think they could be a pretty good ATP civ since they get 2 explorers that can build tp and you can send the Padre to a forward hacienda near a tp to build it and you also get cheap pikes to siege down your opponents tp if they take one.
Rushing with the 9 Comanche shipment seems decent too since it has roughly the same damage to vills as 7.3 bow riders.
I’ve mainly been trying age 2 play but am curious if people have found them good for FF/Semi-FF strats.