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Part 83: The Great Leap Forward

Narrated by X-Rok

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    Welcome everyone, to part 83 of the Civilization Battle Royale. I am /u/X-Rok, longtime lurker of the sub and honoured to have the…

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    Next up we have the Gundie map, updated by /u/Spherical_melon, charting out all the recorded cities and associated land struck by…

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    Here's the Power Rankings #1, still held by the Boers, to the surprise of no one. Australia is making an effort on the east coast,…

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    And now /u/edse1991's Almost Tile Accurate map, which if you compare to the one from the previous part, has changed very little. D…

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    Let the observationing begin! A shot of the middle east, where Sri Lanka's advance continues to be held back by immobile Afghan pe…

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    So much for the Australian advance, the Boer retake Middelburg, and an armada of cybersubs have wiped all Wobbegong presence from…

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    A closeup shot of the Dvin core, looking a little empty as the former carpet has all gone off to war, to great success. I don't re…

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    Iceland recuperates and reinforces in former Iberiarrr, fresh off the peace treaty with the Buccs at the end of last part. The Boe…

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    The war for central America continues, with a view of the fallout-covered Mayan homelands. Buccaneer troops close in on Nassau and…

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    Off the west coast of South America, we see where Mexi/Mayanstralia is getting their reinforcements from, part of the Great Pacifi…

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    Yakutia still lives, but the pressure rises as Pedro II of Brazil wakes from his slumber. Open borders with Mongolia have proven u…

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    Mao, the supposedly dead legendary figure has returned. Mao's second book world tour comes to Dvin, as the remnants of China decla…

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    A closeup on our Knight of the Maond, spending the night/end-of-turn in a spooky haunted Manufactory ruins. Unfortunately, if they…

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    Over in western Europe, more Iceland and friends. Some Swedish units milling about in the open borders, and a Siberian Great Music…

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    Another look at central America. Nassau and Port-au-Prince take some hits, Australia gets a few more ships near Nassau, and it loo…

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    Nukes are exchanged on the Sibir-Vietnam frontlines. Here we see Kandahar has been hit, a couple tiles of fallout and significant…

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    On the Sibir side, we see fresh strikes to Shahrisabz and the capital, Qashliq. Their army does appear to be recovering, with a ve…

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    And a strategic view of the same front... We're still on the end of the same turn, so I'm not sure exactly how Shahrisabz and Qash…

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    Further south, we see another of Sibir's nuclear strikes. Ghazni is taken down to the black and completely devoid of defenders, wi…

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    Everybody hates Kekkonen! The dogpile on the wounded Finland begins, starting with Ingolfur Arnarson of Iceland. Open borders with…

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    The Kimberly's tech level may be competitive, but they aren't even close to any Finnish exclaves to scoop up. I wouldn't expect mu…

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    Tiridates III takes the opportunity to strike while the striking's good, and joins this war to clean up some Finnish bordergore. H…

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    Finland tried pushing back in the Mediterranean theatre. Jerusalem's Tank has retreated back towards Dvin as Hovertanks approach.…

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    More of the early Iceland-Finland conflict. A better view of Elis, and we also see Messene has been taken, by a Caravel of all thi…

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    Finland's core is mighty empty, this could be bad news in short order. China's MRM scout remains alive and vigilant within Finnis…

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    Over in eastern Canada we see the Inuit-Iceland border, with a packed with naval carpet and sparse land units as usual. Some Vietn…

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    Further west we see the Blackfoot core, who has not lost touch with the art of land carpets. Paratroopers, Paratroopers, and more…

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    A look at Mongolia's core shows a decent carpet of units, now sporting more than a couple Modern Armor. Still sharing open borders…

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    This appears to be the center of religious conflict on the cylinder, three thriving faiths dividing the Vietnamese core pretty equ…

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    More glimpses of religion here, with Judaism leading in the middle east, and making gains with more religious pressure per followe…

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    The central American scuffle continues, with neither side gaining ground this turn. An Australian Digger platoon locks eyes with a…

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    Back to the middle east, and Armenia has moved out. Gaza is nearly empty as the Paratroopers head for Hebron, and Tigranocerta and…

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    Our spy in Inuit Cincinnati tells us Ekehunick seeks the last of the Ashanti. Where is that little guy, anyway? Headed back into B…

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    The Blackfoot are also plotting, but the remains of Texas is something he can actually get his hands on. Considering Laredo is lit…

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    The average age of a Digger in the Autocratic Australian Empire is 19 and half years old. The Australian Army dictates that new re…

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    Australia has brought many Drones to this front. Almost 50 in cities, another dozen on carriers. How effectively they manage to us…

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    Beryozovo still stands, surrounded by Hovertanks again before a Brazilian Paratrooper can find the open tile.

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    The Eastern Mediterranean. Nicomedia is bombed into the red, but no melee units threaten it. Hebron is still in the red, with one…

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    Northern Boerfrica rebuilds, building regular old farms on regular old desert. All signs pointed towards this being a mental team…

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    Armenia's push on Yervantashat is not off to a great start. A Hovertank in a citadel is doing a lot of damage to units on the sout…

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    Another UI-less shot, this time in the Aussie core. A Hovertank perches itself atop Uluru, overlooking a trio of citadels to the e…

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    The Vietnam coast. Lots of Drones in the carpet, both on land and water. Em is on vacation in Olongapo, getting a little look at V…

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    Qashliq's population has dropped again, meaning they've probably been nuked once more. Meanwhile we have Yakutia begging for the…

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    Leaving Brazil as the only ones left to finish them off. A shot of the core in South America shows some pretty nice carpet, a shin…

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    In this edition of UI-less Hovertanks on Natural Wonders, Brazil surveys the top of Cerro de Potosi.

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    And Henry Parkes of Australia taps out, making peace with the Boers after being pushed back from Madagascar. Kruger is now free to…

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    A couple of luxury resources are up for bans in the next World Congress, Incense and Truffles. Sri Lanka still cannot into Battic…

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    The plotting against dead civs continues, with Ingolfur of Iceland hoping to finish off the last Rocket Artillery of Mexico hiding…

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    Iceland continues to make gains at Finland's expense, taking Mantinea and getting a Mobile SAM on the doorstep of Antium, which is…

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    Armenia's push on Yervantashat improves, killing the Hovertank and pillaging the citadel to the south, but still not damaging the…

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    A Blackfoot Paratrooper joins the Digger in their fight against the Mutants of Palenque. Leogane is in the black again, as an Auss…

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    Whoa. More big war declarations, as the Inuit and Brazil join forces against Australia. The Aussie core will stay safe, but Parkes…

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    Looks like the old lands of Japan are under threat too, as the Inuit's Pacific carpet at Miulani Mauka are itching for some action…

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    A lone Australian Paratrooper goes on a suicide mission in an attempt to sabotage an Inuit Manufactory on a one tile island. I don…

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    And Australian Hawaii too, its waters invaded by a scattering of ships, and a pair of XCom units finding room on the island of Hil…

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    Even the Antarctic Aussie holdings see some action, with a half dozen Inuit ships that just happened to be in the area, looking to…

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    More Inuit XCom landings, appearing among the land reserves of Uxmal. Henry Morgan and the Buccs must be breathing a heavy sigh of…

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    Iceland makes one more push, finishing off Cumae and stealing Antium, effectively closing the Boers off from the Finnish front. W…

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    A final shot of the Sibir-Vietnam front shows little change, but we do get to see exactly what Vietnam has stored at Air Base Bamd…

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    Pliny counts a bunch of pointy sticks, and these are the results. Henry Parkes continues to lead thanks to the Great Pacific Garba…

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    The middle tiers are about right. Finland needs to build units quickly with Iceland coming for them with triple the number...

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    And the rump states. Dvin is extremely low for just having taken two cities these last parts. Afghanistan's 5 surviving peacekeepe…