Zombie Defence is a game mode introduced with the Portugal Pack (DLC) from the New Frontier Pass.
Yes, there are Zombies. They are a new aggressive barbarian.
And there are new defensive improvements you can use against Zombies (or any land assault). Most notable are the trap and barricade.
When you see a Zombie, run!
Zombies will go after the nearest (military) unit. So unless you want to bait them, move your units away. They will attract Zombies.
Any units that die increase chances of Zombie spawn. So avoid dying.
Zombie kills spawn more Zombies. So especially don’t get killed by Zombies!
Kill Regular Barbs (Not Zombies)
Zombies will not usually attack civilian units, your workers and settlers, whilst normal barbs will.
(This allows you to send out workers to build barricades and traps in Zombie swarms).
Every Zombie you kill makes the Zombies stronger.
Prioritise killing regular barbs.
Prioritise Holy Sites Or Campuses
Most certainly in your capital, make sure you prioritise a holy site or a campus ASAP.
You will then be able to use the special projects to convert Zombies within your city limits…but it’s a little tricky and you only take control of Zombies for a certain number of turns.
Fortify by building barricades and traps. Roman forts, Pas, Alcazars and Great Walls.
Later on you will be able to use Military Engineers to build advanced traps and barricades.
Fight fire with fire.
The apostle with the Heathen Conversion promotion will allow you to own Zombies. You can also use the hero Hunahpu & Xbalanque (“the twins”).
Use your Zombies to defend against attacking Zombies. The attackers will never be any stronger than your units. Ever.
And later you can strengthen your Zombies by forming corps and armies.
Build Your Navy! (And Air Force!)
Zombies only ever spawn on land, so focus on naval warfare.
You can never lose naval units to Zombies, so you won’t be contributing to the Zombie spawn.
Also land assaults are much harder with the numerous defensive structures available in the Zombie Defence mode, so you are better off making naval (and aerial) offensives.
Trade a la Portugal
Take a page from Portugal and trade over sea. Any traders that pass over land have a chance of being plundered by Zombies.
(Or play as Portugal, cos they are designed almost to trade perfectly in Zombie Defence mode).
Zombie Outbreak Distant Cities
Zombie Outbreak is a new spy mission that will spawn Zombies in a foreign city.
Be careful not to use the Zombie Outbreak mission on cities close to your borders. Otherwise they end up swarming your cities instead.
Try China, Rome, The Maori, Portugal, Byzantium and Phoenicia. Also naval civs like England, The Ottoman, Brazil, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Spain may fare well with Zombies.
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