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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.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 11)

Scrambling in Africa

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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Last time we planted a city where we could piss of the maximum number of people. This time? Just trying not get into another war.

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The Brits. Always the Brits
They keep pushing units right up to my borders, and then backing away. You’d almost think they’re being run by some bald weenie named “Vlad” or something.

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My folks are not Happy
And looking into it, it appears to be mainly driven by population. I can’t stop my Boers from birthin’ babies, but I can try to distract them with luxury goods and entertainment buildings. Hey – it’s been working for the US for 50 years now!

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 10)

Scrambling in Africa

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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With the Zulus vanquished, it’s time to get down to some serious plowing. Of fields, Starfury, of fields.

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Wheat Needs Planting
The Zulus weren’t bothering to farm the fertile fields, so I’m doing it.

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Belgium-land
Our open borders treaty lets my lancer/recon-guy cut through their yard while mapping the continent.

The Scramble for Africa – A Civ 5 AAR (Part 9)

Scrambling in Africa

By Brant Guillory, GrogDude

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The Boers are starting to put their stamp on Africa, and trying not to get squeezed in the process.

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Developing the other culture track
Very short scenario = limited cultural development, so there aren’t many degrees of freedom here to pick from.

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As Long As We’re Being Cultured
We’ll cut into the cost of future policies, while simultaneously adding culture-producing buildings.