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Title: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 18, 2014, 02:59:03 PM
The new series kicks off today (http://grogheads.com/?p=3654)

(http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CivVAfricaAARSPLASH.jpg)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: TheCommandTent on January 18, 2014, 06:10:02 PM
Good stuff Brant.  Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on January 19, 2014, 09:42:31 AM
Cool.  I've heard Civ V nuts talk about the SfA campaign often enough, so it's fun to see this in action! 


Two questions, btw: 

1.)  It seems like you started out in a rather cramped position.  Is that typical for Civ V? 

2.)  Are the Boers considered one of the European factions then? 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 19, 2014, 09:53:52 AM
Looks good, Brant! One point of wordsmithing needed:

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I want to get some caravans out there to boosst my inbound gold.

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 19, 2014, 10:35:56 AM
I am so ashamed....
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: steve58 on January 19, 2014, 05:36:06 PM
Great stuff, looking forward to more.  Makes me realize how much I've neglected CivV the last several months.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2014, 08:04:49 AM
next one is up!

http://grogheads.com/?p=3660
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
Good work, Brant. This makes me realize how much stuff I'm missing out on with Civ V's scenarios. I did play and finish the Civil War one, but none of the others yet.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2014, 08:58:45 AM
Conquest of the New World is a lot of fun, too - especially if you're a European power.
But I'd played that one a bunch and wanted to do something a little different, so I thought I'd try the Scramble scenario, which I'd never played before.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on February 06, 2014, 11:33:58 AM
next one is up!

http://grogheads.com/?p=3660

Those damn Portuguese can't leave well enough alone.  >:( 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 06, 2014, 02:17:37 PM
Good stuff Brant.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on February 06, 2014, 02:42:03 PM
Another AAR for CiV5 by BaYo????    AWESOME!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rc8k_D3yYoE/Tw4IyOKMysI/AAAAAAAAAls/awgasVzJMfA/s320/Stephen-Colbert-Popcorn.gif)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2014, 02:03:12 PM
new episode up today

http://grogheads.com/?p=3663
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on February 28, 2014, 07:56:15 AM
Ladies & gentleman, please resume your seats.  The second period of the Boer-Zulu match is about to begin!  8) 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2014, 07:20:05 AM
es gibt heute ein neues Civ5 Africa AAR :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on March 13, 2014, 07:39:42 AM
So it has begun again.  I almost feel sorry for the Zulus.  8) 


Why the reluctance to open borders with Vicky?  Is it just because of how powerful she is? 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2014, 07:49:01 AM
don't need her settlers making a land grab on my northern border and hemming me in.

plus, if you can get paid for letting someone wander around, why wouldn't you? :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on March 13, 2014, 08:16:14 AM
Fair point!

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 04, 2014, 08:04:04 AM
new one went up yesterday
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on April 04, 2014, 10:30:27 AM
What?? No comment on that Settler unit in your last frame (SE corner) trying to look small?  I'd be all over that... they'll have nubile wimmin'folk
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on April 06, 2014, 11:30:47 AM
So is their capital Ulundi the Zulus' only remaining city?  Just wondering how much more is needed to knock them out completely. 




What?? No comment on that Settler unit in your last frame (SE corner) trying to look small?  I'd be all over that... they'll have nubile wimmin'folk

I was wondering about that as well. 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 06, 2014, 11:56:58 AM
So is their capital Ulundi the Zulus' only remaining city?  Just wondering how much more is needed to knock them out completely. 

stay tuned!
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2014, 08:47:53 AM
new episode today

http://grogheads.com/?p=4103
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: TheCommandTent on April 17, 2014, 10:52:17 AM
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That’s a lot of British firepower right there were it could split my fledgling nation.  And are those settlers truly passing through?  Or is this an ethnic minority that’s going to appeal to the motherland for “protection”?

I see what you did there. :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2014, 11:54:15 AM
and that was written back before the Olympics, too
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on April 17, 2014, 04:08:03 PM
It must be a mixed blessing to be so uncannily prescient.  ;) 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on April 22, 2014, 04:02:07 PM
took the gold over iron huh?
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2014, 08:58:29 AM
new one today :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on May 08, 2014, 09:59:02 AM
So the English are still wandering around your territory, and Germany's grumpy with you.  Did someone make Otto's tea wrong or something?  ::) 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 22, 2014, 07:52:51 AM
new one today.  ran early b/c 'Geek didn't get the newest CKII episode in yet :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on May 23, 2014, 10:53:43 AM
The Southern Hemisphere Integration Treaty bit will have me chuckling for a while. 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 23, 2014, 11:03:35 AM
de nada :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on May 23, 2014, 11:21:46 AM
when that city of yours gets established between the two halves of portugeuse land... its gonna be a pissed off Pia... very unlikely you'll get that defensive pact extended... I can see some dark clouds in your great empire's future
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on May 28, 2014, 04:30:27 AM
Well it's not like he has much choice.  It's either expand, or eventually wither and die... 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 03, 2014, 07:36:13 AM
next one is out there
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on July 03, 2014, 08:41:49 AM
I'm wondering how much trouble that new Brit city of Port Sudan is likely to be.  Otherwise, though, sounds like everything is going quite swimmingly at the moment!

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bbmike on July 03, 2014, 02:20:56 PM
So I discovered this AAR today and just read parts 1-6 and became addicted. Maybe I'm missing something simple but is there an index to this? I know that part 9 is on the front page but I can't find parts 7 or 8 anywhere!  :o
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 03, 2014, 03:37:28 PM
So I discovered this AAR today and just read parts 1-6 and became addicted.
HUzzah!

Maybe I'm missing something simple but is there an index to this? I know that part 9 is on the front page but I can't find parts 7 or 8 anywhere!  :o

Front page > AARs drop down (right below the logo on the left) > Civ V Africa

Or here: http://grogheads.com/?cat=119
index of the entire category, counting backwards from current


We're going to get a better sortable/searchable index by the end of the year.  It's one of my personal goals.  But I gotta talk to my dev first about his free time.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bbmike on July 03, 2014, 04:44:53 PM
So I was right, I was missing something.  :D
Now back to reading...
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 07, 2014, 06:45:04 AM
Fresh new AAR today!  Get it while it lasts!
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on August 07, 2014, 07:02:37 AM
Is Ethiopia on some kind of tear up north that both Belgium and Egypt are so eager to take it out?  For that matter, I don't understand why they don't simply team up together and leave you out of it...  ??? 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 07, 2014, 07:51:25 AM
Good luck with your "Kaliningrad’ed" (can you even use it like that?) city.   :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 21, 2014, 06:57:50 AM
I'm going back... back... baaaaaaaack!  To.   Africaaaaaaaa!

http://grogheads.com/?p=5488
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on August 21, 2014, 12:34:47 PM
The Snark is definitely strong with you today, Brant.  Couldn't stop laughing at the commentary.  :2funny: 
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 21, 2014, 01:05:35 PM
The Snark is definitely strong with you today, Brant.  Couldn't stop laughing at the commentary.  :2funny:

+1
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Boggit on August 25, 2014, 10:59:24 AM
Great AAR. It inspired me the other day to fire up Civilization and start a new campaign of my own! My Godfathers! Is it addictive, or what? 8)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 25, 2014, 12:57:21 PM
Exactly why I hardly play Civ V, lately anyway. TOO easy to get sucked in. Though I really want to try this Scramble scenario...I've not played but one Civ V scenario, the Civil War one.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2014, 01:15:32 PM
The Snark is definitely strong with you today, Brant.  Couldn't stop laughing at the commentary.  :2funny: 

glad you enjoyed it :)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2014, 06:48:44 AM
Gettin' scrambly today for AARsday:  http://grogheads.com/?p=5493

(http://grogheads.com/aar-civ5-scramble/CivVAfricaAAR0226.jpg)
click to enlarge
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on September 18, 2014, 09:20:25 AM
Wow.  A period of peace where not everyone seemed ready to DOW on you at the drop of a hat.  However did you cope?  :P 
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 18, 2014, 09:58:40 AM
I'm waiting for 'Lebenstraum Brant' to come out and just conquer the whole continent.  C:-)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 02, 2014, 06:54:41 AM
since y'all paying attention to the font page on your own - and apparently some of you can't even find it from the forums ;) (cough*ubercat*cough) - I'll point out that there's a new episode today (http://grogheads.com/?p=6287)

 O0
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2014, 07:19:50 AM
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No wonder Vicky’s pissed off – she’s ugly and in last place.

 O0
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on October 02, 2014, 11:33:43 AM
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No wonder Vicky’s pissed off – she’s ugly and in last place.

 O0

Heh! 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2014, 07:11:19 AM
Hey look!  It's a new AAR episode! >>>>
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on October 30, 2014, 09:27:38 AM
Rollin'...rollin'...rollin' on a river...  ;D 


So did that last screenshot indicate you're ahead in victory points, or was an indicator for something else? 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 02, 2014, 01:53:02 PM
I can't believe that no one had any comment on the puntasticlysm that attacked the last AAR...  you guys *do* know we have a front page, right?
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2014, 07:09:20 AM
Still bumbling along in Boer-world

http://grogheads.com/?p=6818
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on December 05, 2014, 11:37:07 AM
Looks like things are chugging along fairly well.  I'm guessing you're doing whatever you can to max out culture and build as many farms as possible? 
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2014, 12:09:06 PM
Looks like things are chugging along fairly well.  I'm guessing you're doing whatever you can to max out culture and build as many farms as possible? 

Yeppers!
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 22, 2015, 07:41:16 AM
Back to Africa today!

http://grogheads.com/?p=7162
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2015, 09:50:15 AM
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If it’s moist and inviting, plow it!

 :o

 :2funny:
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2015, 07:42:08 AM
denouement imminent...
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2015, 06:20:09 AM
http://grogheads.com/?p=7170
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Barthheart on February 12, 2015, 07:15:00 AM
I liked the asymmetric victory point conditions in the this scenario. It makes it harder to keep track of who's in first for what reason.

I've won this scenario as England by building a rail line from Cape Town to Cairo. Lots of fighting to get the land for that....  ;)
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Martok on February 19, 2015, 03:51:55 AM
http://grogheads.com/?p=7170

Congratulations, Brant!  Nicely done.  O0 

However, I have to wonder why everyone declared war on you on the second-to-last turn like that.  Presumably, it was to keep you from winning, but it was literally "too little, too late".  ??? 

Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on March 19, 2015, 10:54:37 AM
http://grogheads.com/?p=7170

Congratulations, Brant!  Nicely done.  O0 

However, I have to wonder why everyone declared war on you on the second-to-last turn like that.  Presumably, it was to keep you from winning, but it was literally "too little, too late".  ???

What Martok said!
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 19, 2015, 11:32:44 AM
Excellent work, very entertaining. Thanks for the ride!
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2015, 11:45:50 AM
Excellent work, very entertaining. Thanks for the ride!

thanks y'all - it was fun.  Not sure when I'll get another Civ V AAR in.  To do a good one right, I need a full weekend to play a ton of the game and take a lot of screenies all at once.  Maybe I'll do a Smokey Skies one next.
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2015, 12:49:12 PM
full list of episodes:

http://grogheads.com/?p=7679
Title: Re: Feedback on Civ 5 AAR - Scramble for Africa
Post by: Windigo on March 19, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
... or do an AAR of XCOM Long War.