Recently, the English Civilization and their unique buildings and units have been confirmed in Civilization 6 in an official promotional video on YouTube. This Civilization retains its naval strength from the previous Civilization 5 but with a slight advantage towards Culture gain through archaeology. Additionally, the English Civilization may reveal some hints about the Archaeology system in the upcoming game. Here?s the video about the English Civilization.
As seen on the video, Queen Victoria will be the leader of the English Civilization in Civilization 6. The ?First Look? video notes that the English Civilization prospered under her 63-year reign, and she remains as one of the most iconic leaders of England. In Civilization 5, Elizabeth I was the leader of the English Civilization.
The Civilization 5?s English naval strength still exists in Civilization 6, but the upcoming version has lost the movement advantage ?Sun Never Sets? passive for ships. The English Civilization now has the ?English Museums? where Museum improvements can hold more Artifact slots and give more Archaeologists. This recent version still has a Naval Strength around the mid-game eras as its Sea Dog and Redcoat units have significant tactical advantages against other units of its time. The Sea Dog ship is technically better than other ships of its time similar to the previous unique English unit ?Ship of the Line? in Civilization 5. Meanwhile, Redcoat infantry are specifically handy and mobile near water tiles as their disembarkation move has no cost and allows them another turn to attack or run away.
Meanwhile, the archaeological focus of the new English Civilization may imply that the Archaeology system in Civilization 6 will be worthwhile. ?Previously, Archaeology-related duties in Civilization 5 can only be researched and started round the mid-game Industrial Era. Once the Archaeology technology has been researched, players can now build Archaeologists that dig up Antiquity sites to snag an Artifact, build a monument, or trigger a cultural boost if they find a Hidden Antiquity site.
This focus is often a difficult path to seek as some Antiquity sites may be in other Civilization territory, and you?ll either have to use diplomacy for an Open Borders request or warfare to use the territory freely. Due to the removal of Social Policies in Civilization 6, the Exploration policy tree may arrive in a different form and might even be actually handy to pursue if England actually supports Artifact hunting playstyles.