To the west, the Boer’s general staff is running an enviable multi-front war in weakening Mpinda down to the red. With only a catapult for defense and pikes and swords hammering on the walls, this city is probably “going orange” soon. This leaves an open highway with little flanks left for the Boers to approach the capital in M’Banza-Kongo, much as they seized it in the Mk. 1 game. Most of Kongo’s forces are stuck in the back-and-forth battle with Ashanti to the nort. It is rather impressive how Petersburg has almost more population than does the Kongo capital (with ocean food tiles, nonetheless).