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Civ5 AAR: Empires of the Smoky Skies, Part II

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How Smoky are the Smoky Skies? Well, they’re starting to heat up ~

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last time, we kicked off the scenario and got our first city in the ground. This time, we’re going to poke around the area a bit, and put a few more cities down.

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Howdy Neighbor!
Pulias is just north of me.

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Swap Embassies
And poof! his capital is on the map.

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More important stuff
I’ve got my second city going in. And Turku is much nicer than Chicago. I want that water mill, because I get a production boost once I finish it in Vedria, but then here come the Privateers – the only naval unit I can build right now – to start exploring the rest of the map.

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The Landsharks, er…
…land ironclads are now circling. See that Puliasian settler? He’s about to be a goner. Remember, we each only start with 3 settlers, and you’re not going to build any others. If you can put your neighbor’s settlers to the sword before they ever found a city, you’re at a HUGE advantage – he’s down a city and it’s one less for you to conquer later.

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Military Build-up Coming
Since I’m about to pick a fight, I’m going to put my El Dorado-induced bankroll to work and pick up an extra land ironclad.

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Charge!
Or maybe it’s “ka-chunkada-chunkada-chunkada” since they’re mechanical contraptions.

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Uh, hell to the yes
this does, in fact, mean war.

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Nah…
just you

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Running Home Won’t Help
It just means that your momma gets to watch you get your ass kicked from her front porch.

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Crap
There’s a city-state in my way. Looks like it doesn’t matter if my settlers are Tyre’d, they gotta keep walking.

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Roll out the welcome mat…
How the hell did Pulias not get there first? Oh yeah, they’re getting slapped around by my ka-chunkadas.

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Meanwhile, back East
Two more city-states – someone to trade with, maybe get drunk at a bar with, maybe get in a fight with… we’ll see.

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And Down Goes The Settler!
See that worker in nice Vedrian blü? That’s all that remains of that Pulisian settler. Boo freakin’ hoo.

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Mission Accomplished
Can we kiss and make up?

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No?
Guess your beard is too tickly to kiss and make up? Fine. I was trying to let you off easy. Oh well. We’ll keep this up.

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Social Development
Cutting back maintenance on roads and railroads is going to save some much-needed coin.

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Oy.
My scout tripped over a barbarian encampment and landed in the ass-whooping.

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Holding the Line
I’m not going to try to take down Pulias (the city) and beat the snot out of Pulias (the man). But I am going keep a few ka-chunkadas on the border to keep them from getting frisky.

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See?
Frisky.

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Hmmm…
Now you want to cut a deal?

What do you think? Should I take it? Or figure out a way to keep kicking his ass?


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