Civ5 AAR: Empires of the Smoky Skies, Part IIIIII
Going back to the Civ5 well again ~
By Brant Guillory, GrogDude
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So we’ve unified some borders, and chased around some Canadians. We’ve upgraded our ka-chunkadas to Landships and scored ourselves a title in the process. Moving right along…
Colombo Goin’ Rogue
My influence is decaying. Not sure whacking some Canadian interlopers is going to help much, but lets see.
Ugh. I was afraid of that.
No current quests mean that I won’t boost my influence with these guys for rolling over that barbarian camp.
If at first your don’t succeed
Bribe the bastards
Sure, I’ll play nice for now. Normally, I abhor open borders deals, especially when they’re on the same continent I am. I almost always want them to pay something to go thru my turf when they initiate the deal.
You’re still a twit.
I busted one of his spies. He’s still a twit. In a top hat.
Is communism really “progress”? Either way, I need the production boost, just not the ethnic pogroms and mass starvations.
Manning the fort
I’ve got an infantry unit to heal up in the citadel right now. I’m going to move an artillery unit over there soonly
Done squashing Canadians, it’s time to put this lad back on a patrol.
I’m going to put a manufactory out there.
I can dramatically reduce the cost of upgrading my current arsenal, rather than rebuilding everything.
Bump to the top (,ho!)
Push this to the top of the production queue, because…
Daimler is sitting there bored, so let’s zoom this one along.
Instant Pentagon, just add bureaucracy.
I’m sure there’s no connection
Between the rehousing of the neo-aristocratic military-industrial robber barons of the Pentagon and the sudden discovery of Noblesse Oblige. It’s all just a coincidence in my head.
Hate on Pulias before it’s too late!
Someone else doesn’t like top hats. That someone else is a warmonger. Is that a good thing for me? Or is this just letting Bloodthirsty McGee get his toehold on my continent?
Not just any age…
… a Golden Age!
I’m crushed. Really. I just got unfriended on SteamBook by a guy in a top hat.
Just to be safe
And discourage Pulian adventurism, I’m going to pledge some protection here, and try to keep the wolves at bay from Colombo for a bit.
So I was about build a lumber mill here
Then I realized that I’m out of the production radius of Linköping. So I was going to just keep the road going. Then I realized I’m in the production radius of Vedria. Sometimes it pays to actually, y’know… look at the damned map!
So, “frisky” is it?
Is there about to be a tete-a-tete?
You’ll have to find out next time! Mwuahahaha!