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The Omnibus List of Civ V Africa AAR Episodes

Here’s the full list of all of Brant’s episodes – in order! – for your perusal and/or enjoyment

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 1)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 2)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 3)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 4)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 5)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 6)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 7)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 8)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 9)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 10)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 11)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 12)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 13)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 14)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 15)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 16)
The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 17)

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The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 17)

How do you like your Africa, sir? Poached? or Scrambled?

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last month we suddenly got some shade thrown our way by our erstwhile “allies” with whom we’d been all buddy-buddy for the entire game. This time? Let’s see…

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Scoring
It looks like I’m way ahead, and in a base game, I’d be totally cool with that. But I have no idea if there is any end-of-game scoring in this scenario, or how it would apply.

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Moving Through
I need to get some guys home through French territory. No way we can just swap open-borders treaties right now with everyone getting an attitude with me lately, so I’m going to have to bribe him.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 16)

It’s a Civilization Scramble – It’s like four-ball, with muskets

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Episode 15 saw some internal improvements, and me pontificating on the wisdom of upgrading units vs building new ones.

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My New Central Trade Hub
As noted last time, Johannesburg was parked here so I could launch caravans. Well, let’s launch some caravans.

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Putting the Bald in Garibaldi
I actually hadn’t met everyone yet. Wow.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 15)

Scrambling Africa like an egg at Sunday brunch…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Two episodes ago, we made friends with a lot of city-states. Last time, we made friends with a bunch of civilizations, including some that are pretty irrelevant to us.

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Lancerscout
Out lancing and scouting, and running into a mountain. Ow. He’s really not doing much for me, so let’s get him off the payroll.

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Who Needs a Unit
Antananananana(BATMAN!)rivo seems to need units.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 14)

Gettin’ scrambly wit’ it…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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We made a bunch of new city-state friends and renewed our vows with Maria, but we still have no clue how we’re actually doing in the game.

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Bye, Bye Workers
Unlike the French, I get to fire workers when I’m running out of things for them to do, and I’ve got enough workers to continue to improve the land I have left.

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Last Cultural Achievement
Not a lot to choose from here, eh?

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 13)

Gettin’ scrambly wit’ it…

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last time I got cities consolidated, trade deals cut, and caravans launched.

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Coco Chanel, Entrepreneur
She’s off to hock handbags to Zanzibar. And truthfully, if you saw the headline “Chanel to Launch Handbag Line in Zanzibar” on a checkout-stand tabloid today, you wouldn’t think it out of place, would you?

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I’ve Been Friendzoned
Apparently Zanzibar is in a committed relationship with Belgium.

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…

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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.

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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.

Tuesday Screenshot – Someone Got Lost On Their Way To The War

Sometimes you get something just… weird.

My Shoshone were allied with some militant city-states, and among the units ‘gifted’ to me were a unit of Norwegian Ski Infantry.  The disconnect of Shoshone Norwegian Ski Infantry in the plain of Shoshonia was just too amusing.

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