On the Galley sling

This post will be hopelessly geeky. My apologies in advance.

Digging through AOE3 Heaven‘s webpage today I discovered an intriguing strategy for Age of Empires IIIthe Galley sling. No, I have no idea what the term “Galley sling” means, because it uses neither galleys nor slings because I didn’t invent it.

I did, however, try it. And it’s impressive.

The idea is this–put all of your economy on harvesting resources, advance an age within roughly five minutes, and using the free galleon card in the Home City deck send a galleon to your colony. Then, send the galleon to the enemy’s coast, have it build Grenadiers, and then take out the enemy’s town center by approximately the eight-minute mark.

Son of a bitch, it works.

I tried this strategy in two games this evening. Both cases the enemy leaders resigned by the fifteen minute mark.

Wow. It’s an AoE-on-crack strategy. Wow.

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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