The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 12)
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…
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.
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.
Same Thing With Luxuries
Except I’m trying to re-establish my embassy there, too.
OK, So I’m Making a Low-Ball Offer
But you gotta start somewhere.
Raising the Offer, Maybe?
How high do I have to go to get some crab meat around here?
Would you believe she still didn’t go for it?
Life Is A Highway!
I want it covered by a count-ry band dodo-deedodo do do… C’mon, you know the words!
Found the Ottomans
Propped feet up to have a drink. Punchievement unlocked: rookie level.
Mapping the North
Again, they have no bearing on me winning or losing; I’m just obsessed with completely coloring in the map.
Some More Trade Deals
And some more ripping off of the Boers for nice luxuries?
They are totally ripping me off.
Another Wonder Discovered!
And I start looking for more horrible Sharon stone footage!
Lancer The Scout is Still Meandering
Not finding much, mind you, but still meandering.
Time to Beat It
Look on the right side of the screen – Ethiopia and Egypt are going to war. And my other LancerScout is in the wrong place.
Another Caravan to Launch
I’m bringing in some decent coin in my golden age, but I need to start paying for all these luxuries I’m bringing in, and that means caravans out the door before by golden age expires.
Somewhere there’s a Smuck with a razor and a Mustang just waiting to make a house call.
I hadn’t actually seen any of these in a Civ5 game until now. I knew the Ottomans had them, they’d just never appeared on screen in any of my games.
The Last Unclaimed Corner
Somehow I’ve managed to completely encircle this unclaimed forest. Time to snag it and work it.
Next time …? Well, the Golden Age runs out, so we’ll see what happens to the treasury when the dot-com bubble bursts and Congress has to spend their own money instead of everyone else’s.