Civ5 AAR: Empires of the Smoky Skies, Part IIII

War and peace and smoky skies ~

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last session, the war against Pulias to our north came and went.  And oh yeah, I’ve got spies that I needed to send.

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Freakin’ Canadians
I guess I’m not building a road in that direction.  And why the heck do we have archers in a steampunk scenario?

 

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Not just any engineer, a great engineer!
Yeah, it’s not any funnier when we move it out of Africa.

 

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Local improvements
You can cut a forest only once, but you can harvest it a lot.

 

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Embassy!
We’re running out of people to meet.  There’s only 5 nations in the game.

 

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{Cue triumphal march music}
The important thing about the Brandenburg Gate isn’t the XP upgrade to the units, but the free general you get with it.

 

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See that ka-chunkada up there?
Hey, funny how I just got a free great general, too.  So I smell foreshadowing?

 

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Social policy?
Yes, please.  I’ll take the one that helps bump up the speed at which I earn future policies.

 

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More local improvements
There’s plenty of unimproved terrain around here to work on.

 

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There’s our general
Leading from the front!

 

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Time to piss off our neighbors some more
We’re building a citadel.  We’re going on a land grab, and we’re planting a major obstacle in his way if he gets frisky and tries to come south.  Win-win all around.  For me, at least.

 

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Land grab!
There’s our new turf.

 

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Instant fortifications, just add general!
And there’s our star-shaped ass-kicking defensive line that Pulias is going to have to work around if they want to roll our way.

 

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What’s over the horizon?
That other continent that needs some exploring.
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Further north?
There’s a few more city-states (for now) and some more uncharted terrain for me to explore.

 

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Explorateer
I’m using privateers as exploratory naval units.  And we’re off to the back side of this continent.  Let’s see what else is there.

 

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Cyrus wants a chat
He wants open borders.  And he’s willing to pay for them.  Of all the things you can trade in the Civ series of games, a right of passage is the last thing I prefer to give up.

 

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Linköping is growing
And we’re going to work on some domestic construction.  We need some happiness and we need our production boosted.

 

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It’s all….  (wait for it…  wait for it…)  MINE!
Now that our city footprint has expanded, we’ve got some mine-able resources in our radius.

 

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More domestic expansion
Need some citrus to get our smoothie production up.

 

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And I’m the anti-Che.
I’m an economic imperialist.  Hear me roar.

 

No wars this time, just some sorely-needed construction and expansion.  Next time?  Maybe a war?  We’ll see…

 


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