Civ5 AAR: Empires of the Smoky Skies, Part IIIIII

AA-Smoky-SPLASH

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…

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Colombo Goin’ Rogue
My influence is decaying.  Not sure whacking some Canadian interlopers is going to help much, but lets see.

 

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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.

 

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If at first your don’t succeed
Bribe the bastards

 

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Open Borders?
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.

 

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You’re still a twit.
I busted one of his spies.  He’s still a twit.  In a top hat.

 

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Social “Progress”
Is communism really “progress”?  Either way, I need the production boost, just not the ethnic pogroms and mass starvations.

 

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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

 

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Landship, ho!
Done squashing Canadians, it’s time to put this lad back on a patrol.

 

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Engineer, ho!
I’m going to put a manufactory out there.

 

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Pentagon, ho!
I can dramatically reduce the cost of upgrading my current arsenal, rather than rebuilding everything.

 

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Bump to the top (,ho!)
Push this to the top of the production queue, because…

 

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Gotleib, ho!
Daimler is sitting there bored, so let’s zoom this one along.

 

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Viola!
Instant Pentagon, just add bureaucracy.

 

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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.

 

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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?

 

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Not just any age…
… a Golden Age!

 

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Ooh.  Waah.  
I’m crushed.  Really.  I just got unfriended on SteamBook by a guy in a top hat.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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So, “frisky” is it?
Is there about to be a tete-a-tete?

 

You’ll have to find out next time!   Mwuahahaha!


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