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The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 8)

The battle for Africa continues!

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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With some post-Zulu consolidation on going, it’s time for the Boers to get more shovels into the ground and start rebuilding the cities they conquered.

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Because we’re (not) happyyyyyyyyyyy
I guess fighting a war annoys the population. Hmmmm…

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Launching a Caravan
Sokoto wants me to connect a trade route to them. I’ve got a caravan ready to launch that can reach Sokoto. Sounds good to me!

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What the Trade Route Brings
The calculation of what I would get from the trade route is based on resources and geography.

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Another City State
Honestly, I had to look up Bunkeya. I’d never heard of it.

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I’m out there
My lancer is ranging pretty far afield at this point. I’m not trying to pick fights; he was just the most mobile unit I had to send exploring.

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City State Hover View
You can hover over the city states for a quick look at your relationship with them.

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Meanwhile, Back in Boerville
Work is starting on 2 important cultural buildings – the Writer’s Guild and a Monument. My cotton sales to Bismarck have ended, and given that they’re busy denouncing me, I doubt we’re renewing that deal, so I’ve got some cotton to shop around.

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Yikes!
There’s a whole lot of Anglish about to ignite the Boer War in this game. Danger, Will Robinson!

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HELLLLP!
So I’m going to scoot over to my buddies the Ports, and ask what it would take to get a defensive pact. That way if the Anglish attack me, they’re also attacking Portugal. Call it the Southern Hemisphere Integration Treaty’s “Hits the Fan” clause.

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Great Googly Moogly!
Why yes, yes I will take your money for you to cover my tookus.

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I can’t make this deal fast enough…
Accept. ACCEPT! ACCEPT!!

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Just meandering around
And found another Portuguese city. You need to locate them on the map if you’re going to open a trade route with them. The game won’t let your lancer pull into the nearest gas station an pick up a road map.

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Sure as Kilimanjaro Rises Like Olympus Above the Serengeti
The Altitude Training promotion is actually pretty cool. Too bad it’s out of range for me.

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Hey Look – Another Wonder!
Found ’em both. Makes people happy. I needed it.

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Those Darned Anglish
Clearly they were not just passing through, but were itching for a fight until the Southern Hemisphere Integration Treaty’s “Hits the Fan” clause was ratified by the Boers and Portuguese.

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Barbarinos!
Let’s get all pokey-pokey with these guys.

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The Big Map
The Portuguese are about the cut the continent in half if someone doesn’t get a city wedged into the middle there. It’ll dramatically curtail my mobility if I can’t

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Hmm. What a coincidence
I just happen to have a settler ready to go somewhere!

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British Rail
Still suffering from locomotive envy and trying to overcompensate.

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Improvement time!
I’ve got a new social policy ready to choose. I’ve got a city ready for production. I’ve got a unit to promote, and city that’s growing. Everybody hum with me!

Next time? We’ll see you after Origins with a fresh pile of the Southern Hemisphere Integration Treaty and the continuing follies of the Boers-who-don’t-really-know-what-they’re-doing-but-aren’t-afraid-to-make-it-up-as-they-go-along.


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