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The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 4)

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The drums of war are sounding, but first, there’s a little more to be done.

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last session we promised to help the Portuguese give the Zulus the smackdown they so richly deserve.  However, before we do that, there’s intrigue afoot.

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Lay of the Land
I’ve got a garrisoned citadel right there where it’s going to really suck for the Zukes if they come after Bloemfonten.  But they’ve got a lot of firespearpower around Umgungundlovulongtime that I’ll have to contend with.

 

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Friends Everywhere!
The Belgians have now cut a Declaration of Friendship with the Portuguese, and pretty much no one likes the Zulus.  Maybe they should switch deodorant and see if that helps.  Probably not, eh?

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What’s the Difference Between “Culture” and “Agriculture”
If you’re the Boers – there isn’t one!  I’m building every farm I can, and eyeing those potential vineyards just east of Swakopmund.

 

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Farming!
Like this guy – build every farm you can, because it’s not just food, it’s culture.  And that’s how you win as the Boers.

 

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Again, Teasing Me With the Rail Lines
Though it is useful to know who’s scoring the points.

 

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There’s Another English City
It’s not that I need a road to them, or even really plan to attack.  But if I don’t clear the map-fog from the foreign cities, I can never launch my caravans in their directions.

 

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Meanderizing
The Foreign Volunteer I sent a-wandering earlier has encountered a sizable force of Belgians.  Officially, they’re the Belgian unique unit known as the “Public Force.”  I think those icons are supposed to be fezs but they look like very stiff shirts at an oblique angle to me.

 

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Open Borders?
Sure!

 

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My Next Policy
And I’m totally going military here, since I’ve got a war coming up in a few turns.

 

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Golden Age!  w00t w00t!
That’s right, bitches!  My peeps is gots a happy on!

 

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A City State?  Why yes, there is a city state or 4 out there
Sokoto is the first one I’ve found, but there are actually a handful out there.

 

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Production Changes
I’m going to get the Rifled Cannon into production in Bloemfonten.

 

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Liz wants to re-open the border
I’m not so sure anymore.

 

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I’m happy to do it for a fee, though.
We end up settling on 1G per turn, and I’m getting a little coin for my troubles.

 

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So Now the Belgians Want to Hug Up on Me, Too
I guess.  Anything to strengthen the ring around the Zulus.

 

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And a “Boom” Goes the Cannon
Rifled Cannon?  Check.  Now I just need a target or two.

 

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Friends Everywhere!
Hey look, when you can get the Germans, Portuguese, and Belgians cheesing up to you, take it!

 

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And Selling The Wine
The Belgians want some of what I got.  We can make a deal here.

 

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The Time Has Come…
…to open up this can o’ whup-on-yo-ass.

 

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And the fighting begins with…
… the next episode.  See you in a few weeks!


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