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The Omnibus List of Civ V Africa AAR Episodes

Here’s the full list of all of Brant’s episodes – in order! – for your perusal and/or enjoyment

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 1)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 2)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 3)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 4)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 5)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 6)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 7)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 8)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 9)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 10)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 11)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 12)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 13)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 14)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 15)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 16)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 17)

And the feedback thread in our forums >>

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 17)

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How do you like your Africa, sir? Poached? or Scrambled?

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last month we suddenly got some shade thrown our way by our erstwhile “allies” with whom we’d been all buddy-buddy for the entire game. This time? Let’s see…

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Scoring
It looks like I’m way ahead, and in a base game, I’d be totally cool with that. But I have no idea if there is any end-of-game scoring in this scenario, or how it would apply.

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Moving Through
I need to get some guys home through French territory. No way we can just swap open-borders treaties right now with everyone getting an attitude with me lately, so I’m going to have to bribe him.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 16)

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It’s a Civilization Scramble – It’s like four-ball, with muskets

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Episode 15 saw some internal improvements, and me pontificating on the wisdom of upgrading units vs building new ones.

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My New Central Trade Hub
As noted last time, Johannesburg was parked here so I could launch caravans. Well, let’s launch some caravans.

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Putting the Bald in Garibaldi
I actually hadn’t met everyone yet. Wow.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 15)

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Scrambling Africa like an egg at Sunday brunch…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Two episodes ago, we made friends with a lot of city-states. Last time, we made friends with a bunch of civilizations, including some that are pretty irrelevant to us.

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Lancerscout
Out lancing and scouting, and running into a mountain. Ow. He’s really not doing much for me, so let’s get him off the payroll.

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Who Needs a Unit
Antananananana(BATMAN!)rivo seems to need units.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 14)

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Gettin’ scrambly wit’ it…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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We made a bunch of new city-state friends and renewed our vows with Maria, but we still have no clue how we’re actually doing in the game.

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Bye, Bye Workers
Unlike the French, I get to fire workers when I’m running out of things for them to do, and I’ve got enough workers to continue to improve the land I have left.

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Last Cultural Achievement
Not a lot to choose from here, eh?

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 13)

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Gettin’ scrambly wit’ it…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last time I got cities consolidated, trade deals cut, and caravans launched.

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Coco Chanel, Entrepreneur
She’s off to hock handbags to Zanzibar. And truthfully, if you saw the headline “Chanel to Launch Handbag Line in Zanzibar” on a checkout-stand tabloid today, you wouldn’t think it out of place, would you?

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I’ve Been Friendzoned
Apparently Zanzibar is in a committed relationship with Belgium.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 12)

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Scrambling in Africa

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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So we left off with an overture to Vicky that was not starting well…

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On sale! This week only!
I’m sitting on a bunch of luxury resources; they don’t help me sitting there, so even if I sell cheap, it’s still money coming in that otherwise wasn’t.

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Germany is Equally Un-receptive
It’s not like I didn’t do us all a favor by knocking the Zulus out of the game.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 11)

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Scrambling in Africa

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last time we planted a city where we could piss of the maximum number of people. This time? Just trying not get into another war.

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The Brits. Always the Brits
They keep pushing units right up to my borders, and then backing away. You’d almost think they’re being run by some bald weenie named “Vlad” or something.

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My folks are not Happy
And looking into it, it appears to be mainly driven by population. I can’t stop my Boers from birthin’ babies, but I can try to distract them with luxury goods and entertainment buildings. Hey – it’s been working for the US for 50 years now!