Conquest of the New World – Iroquois Strategy (Deity)
The League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs of course is again a clever mix of pop-cultural and historical references. Hinting at The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and referencing the Hoyaneh, chieftains of Iroquois tribes.
Hoyaneh are “Caretakers of the Peace” in Iroquois culture and are appointed (!) by the Clan Mothers, which made those Indian tribes a well balanced mix of matriarch and patriarch societies.
The history of the Iroquois is remarkable! In particular how they managed to survive the Europeans onslaught because several tribes, squabbling for centuries, united to form the Five Nations, the Iroquois Confederacy. Hiawatha, follower of the Great Peacemaker, leader of the Iroquois in Civilization V, was co-founder of the confederacy and thus deserves to lead them in-game.
League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs
Unlocked 16 Jan 2018 @ 12:19pm
Win the New World Scenario as the Iroquois.
German and French names of this Steam Achievement:
DE: Liga der außergewöhnlichen Hoyaneh
FR: La ligue des Hoyanehs
A note regarding this “strategy guide”
Regarding the Deity playthrough of Conquest of the New World with the Iroquois I won’t go into much detail. No tech tree, no social policies, no build order. All of this you’ll find in the previous native American strategy guides:
- Civilization 5 Conquest of the New World Scenario Native American Strategy
- Conquest of the New World Shoshone Strategy (Deity)
- Conquest of The New World – Huitzilopochtli’s Arrow Steam Achievement Guide
So here I’ll just briefly describe my games and share my pride in making it to a great score with the Iroquois. At the bottom you’ll find one more tip regarding sowing war amongst Europeans. The rest of playing the Iroquois is a repetition of the other Native playthroughs.
Conquest of the New World – Iroquois Deity best attempts (of 35 overall)
And again. After 23 attempts with the Aztecs, now 35 attempts of winning Conquest of the New World as the Iroquois. Everything just to prove that this scenario can be won playing the Iroquois on Deity difficulty and becoming a member of the League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs.
Game 1 – Epic War with Incas, Great Empire, but too little Faith to win
Too little faith to win and join the League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs is meant quite literally: With the Iroquois gaining faith from forest tiles, you rely on a map with many forests around your cities. This map was no such map, so despite great progress (cities, economy, research, social policies) the overall score was just too low to compete with Europeans.
Iroquois Deity attempt 35 – League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs on Deity Difficulty
In my winning game not much was different. The main factors for winning with an epic score of 7.3k were:
- loads of forests around my cities
- capturing Inca cities with plenty of Terrace Farms granting a huge boost to Faith per turn
Diplomacy in the League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs
There’s a neat little trick to more easily make Europeans declare war on one another more often:
It’s important that you don’t have more than 1 of this luxury resource. When you lose the city with your 1 supply, the deal breaks: You pay no Gold per turn, no other luxuries, no strategic resources. BUT the other play already declared war on whomever you wanted.
In this game, I’ve done this many times over the course of 5 turns (this is how often the Spanish took that city and I recaptured it the next turn):
- Bribing England vs France
- Bribing France vs Spain
- Bribing Netherlands vs France
- Bribing Netherlands vs England
This way all of England, France and Netherlands are at war with the other two! France even is at war with three parties. This is what successful diplomacy looks like in the Conquest of the New World scenario.
Conquest of the New World Iroquois Deity Conclusion
Nothing new here: Playing Conquest of the New World as the Iroquois on Deity difficulty is just as hard as it is (was) with any other Native American Civ. If the stars (aka prerequisites) are aligned — you have a chance to win. The thing is: Even if one doesn’t win, it’s still fun. If it weren’t we’d all save plenty of time 🙂