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Part 7: The Royale Battle!

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    Welcome back to the /r/Civ 60+ Civ Battle Royale Mk. II | Part 6! Today we're having veteran narrator /u/eurogama do the narration…

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    Take a moment to soak in this lovely map made by SylonL showing the state of the world as it was at the end of the last installmen…

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    A beautiful representation of the world in polandball format by /u/EmeraldRange! Remember to check out /r/civbattleroyale for stuf…

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    Whatever you want to call it, Constantinople is going down, down, down, don't mess around. A real nice city for Leonidas -- possib…

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    Briefly revealed by careful detective work for those in the know (r/soylentbuffalo shoutout!) in installment 6, here we have a loo…

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    And like that, Constantinople goes; at six-pop on the fall, it is tied with the Blackfoot's capture of Mdekwankantonwan for bigges…

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    And again, we see Leonidas not exactly succeeding at keeping all his balls in the air. (keep those balls in the air!) Olympia's d…

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    Two turns ago, Saladin bribed Osei Tutu II, king of the Ashanti, into his war against Carthage. Because when you've decided to war…

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    Three turns after flipping back to Hitler, Koln (Cologne) is still part of der Tausendjahriges Reich. Hey, Adolf, you really did m…

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    Now Josef Stalin didn't skip the Lebesnraum class at dictator school; that's how you settle three cities. Three gloriously awful,…

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    Well, well, well. One explanation for some of the Sioux sloppiness in their war with, well, everybody: they were cranking out Pet…

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    Up in the frozen wastes of Ellesmere, Baffin and other nameless islands beyond Hudson Bay, the wily majesty of Sitting Bull's plan…

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    Vietnam is just looking laughably better than her neighbors. Seven or eight swordsmen around Saigon, just awaiting orders. Jose…

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    Hitler's still got Cologne, but i think the city's refined air suits the French more. Spearmen are in position for the kill. Mea…

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    The Trung Sisters clearly don't fear retaliation from Champa; their forces are heading north en masse for a bit of Chinese Take-Ou…

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    Skipping ahead two turns, Inuit found Qausuittuq in the Aleutians, effectively cutting off Blackfoot's two island colonies until o…

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    South America exists! At least, the part where Morgan has a size-three colony in the Venezuelan highlands. For an island-based c…

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    With his focus clearly on defending Shiasapa and Itazipcho from Canada and well aware of Mexico's track record of incompetence, Si…

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    Last seen some 15 turns ago (slide 6.26), Rome has gotten its act together, ever so slightly. The Portuguese have failed to defend…

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    The state of play in Asia Minor. With the Byzantines exiled, it is now contested between sleepy Armenia, and Sparta and the Ayyub…

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    Hey now! Attila the Hun has had enough of these impostor hordes, he's declared in Sibir, whose main force is still well to the ea…

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    A close look at the Timurids. Now, you'd have to say they are not doing terrible for their crappy desert start. (seriously, not e…

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    Hawaii. You know, those cities are legit good, and they're eventually going to plonk down on a few more spots visible here in the…

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    Benito calls off the attack on Sissiton in favor of focusing on wonder-iffic Wahpekute. And, what do you know, he's making inroads…

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    Snipe alert! Snipe alert! Last seen five turns ago ready to fall to Saladin, Olympia is suddenly in Carthaginian hands! Well, Spa…

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    Trebizond falls; dog-tired Spartan Hoplites look at one another and think \"We Who Are About to Die, Salute You.\" If i were a Sp…

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    In an attempt to reinvent himself as a solid bro, Leonidas makes peace with Byzantium; all it cost poor Alexios was Ohrid, handed…

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    Mercy, Trung Sisters style: it's a peace with China, and all it cost Chairman Mao is Shanghai, which we never saw under any real t…

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    Kimberley ding dongs with the Hagia Sofia, their second wonder and, let me tell you, the free temple and prophet is not going to d…

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    The Hudson Bay theater, where the aforementioned Sioux City Sacrifice is playing out; Yanktonai, gone, Oohenupa gone, but what's t…

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    The western Med, where Maria has streamed back to retake Funchal, and a glut of naval units promises to strangle any attempt whats…

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    Ding dong! The Inuit steamroller bound for Sichangu turns into a pumpkin as Sitting Bull signs a truce with Ekeuhnik. Peace Pipe…

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    Carthago takes it right back. That one Spartan citizen is going to get whiplash. But there's far more interesting things afoot i…

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    Sparta looks to dig in, rebuilding Constantinople's defenses as best they can while spurning the \"walls are for defense\" technol…

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    Slide 32: (Turn 120) Ladies and Gentlemen, the lost land of South America. Admit it, most of you thought the earlier Bucs-centric…

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    Oh, snap! Or is it snipe? Constantinople falls to Tiridates' naval raiders. Something tells me there are some fifth columnists…

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    Four turns in, a look at the Atilla & Timur (best bros, they were in the same frat, even) vs. Kuchum Khan. The spearmen and heavy…

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    A pop in on Korea, where Sejong inches closer to unlocking his final, literal turtle form. Korea no longer looks like such easy p…

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    And back to Asia Minor; as promised, Sparta retakes Constantinople while the Ayyubids take Trebizond, and, it must be noted, gets…

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    In a bid for relevancy of any sort, Arabia lays siege to Jericho. The desert location offers a lovely look at the Walls of Jerich…

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    Slide 38, Turn 121 If a conflict touches off between Australia and Kimberley (doesn't it have to?) it may be over tensions in Papu…

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    Jumping ahead two turns, an interloper has appeared in the North Atlantic, which was expected to be a joust between Iceland and Ca…

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    Well well well, here's what Attila's b-teamers were doing: waiting for Armenia to leave the door open for a little romper stomper.…

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    Sparta, who have re-flipped Trebizond and seem to be defending Constantinople adequately. It looks like a take-back of Varna is t…

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    That's because Augustus Caesar has his navy unopposed, has his legions online, has his ballistae online, and is ready to REVENGE!…

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    What has all the sound and fury wrought for Saladin? Well... Bethlehem, Nicomedia and Olympia. All are valuable prizes in peacet…

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    And here's A.N.Other shocker. Mao's not the only person who can give away cities for nothing; Saladin's actually running the show…

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    And how is Saladin going to hold on to Olympia? Seriously, can all the Battle Royale Mark I veterans give a round of applause to…

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    Ah, Russia vs. Armenia, it's been too long! In truth, this will probably be one to savor. Stalin has about the same amount of f…

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    Predictably, Sibir has not given an inch against the Hun. Wabbit Season is working out well for Timur! No sooner do Attila's arch…

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    We were overdue a pointless / counterproductive war declaration from Leonidas, so here it is: Hitler. Obviously going nowhere, bu…

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    Down in sub-Saharan Africa for a look-in, and you can see for yourself the latest provocations that the Boer are totally willing t…

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    In Central Africa, a motley force of Carthiginians holds Ejura, that rather worthless Ashanti burb, in a show of defiance / retrib…

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    Okay, la femmes Trung get a lot of hype around these parts, but surely they cannot navigate the Himalayan maze and take a city off…

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    Folks, we may be running out of time to get our \"Downfall\" parodies in; the phone rings in Hitler's bunker with the news that Ha…

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    Time for another history, here of Happy Times. Tops and its not even close: Mirwais Hotak, who must be getting it all from a more…

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    Kongo bribes Ethiopia into a war on Ashanti. At least, it looks like Kongo is the more 'rough and ready' of the two. Ashanti has…

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    Disposition of Selassie's forces. Unless there's an open borders between the two allies in play (no evidence to support the hypoth…

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    As Spartan chariots and hoplites bear down on Adrianople, a Pax Adriaticum is signed; you'd have to say Caesar made his point, but…

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    Oh, Osei. It looks like you've been invited to a carve-up! Mansa Musa declares war on Ashanti, and refreshingly it looks like he…

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    Portugal retakes Funchal. Again. Rome v. Portugal is one of those AI deathmatches that won't die and leaves both sides sooo much…

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    And there goes Mexico, peacing out with the Sioux without ever getting so much as a boot dirty. His formidable-in-theory army is…

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    Iceland's shield of outposts across northern Newfoundland and Labrador are now being actively scouted by Canadian recon triremes.…

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    And the first galeasses i've spotted belong to Kimberley, who is certainly taking Naval defense seriously. In fact, you'd say her…

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    The other side of Australia, where we can see that Henry Parkes is taking the Trireme Game just as seriously as Kimberley. You kn…

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    Hawaii's handsome pop-6 speck looks on in dismay as Australia goes on a rapid-fire Oceanic colonizing binge. Pluppets, one and al…

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    Back to the Asia Minor theater, where Tiridates has done a bit of a wheel-around and is once again menacing Constantinople, which…

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    Iceland is seriously not going to stop trying to make Greenland into a verdant home. Lost in the mists of fog and icepack, Akurey…

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    And after a very roundabout courtship with the Ayyubid, Adrianoplitans find themselves in the loving, paternalistic embrace of Leo…

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    Yakutia, in all its glory. Any bookies care to post a line on *Mongolia* being the first civ out? I would suspend betting if any…

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    Joy in the Third Reich as France decides other matters are more interesting than pursuing a claim on Munich. This may well set of…

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    In a development no one expected, Tibet is laying siege to Shanghai, the defense of which is seemingly not on the Trung Sisters' t…

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    The first truly nonsensical war: Kongo and Mali DOW Saladin. Right after they've begun a gang-up of Ashanti. Now, the Ayyubids ha…

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    p>We end our journey through Match Day seven with a look in on the Sioux v. Canada conflict just in time for it to end... leaving…

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    Texas explodes from #7 in pop, last time around, straight to the top. Austin's a hell of a town, folks. Just behind is Canada, w…

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    Scraping the bottom: Rome and Byzantium, two victims of Spartan love. Everyone here is a usual suspect save for China and Mongoli…

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    Untested Yakutia are, predictably, tops; Afghanistan , Australia and Kimberley are also lurking up here; aside from that, its the…

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    China is so shell-shocked it's not even funny. Me, *I* am shell-shocked to see the Ayyubids in 60th. Saladin is a spent force an…

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    Its ocean-colony spammers all the way down the line until you get to Yakut at 6 and brazil at #8, which must be doing something ri…

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    The Mughals hit some early-game hype but its' been nowheresville since; of these, most are no-hopers, but a couple dedicated \"tal…

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    Judaism still leads, but not as sharply as before; Islam is still a backwater religion but the Ayyubids have done a good job of pl…

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    Comments mostly in the prior page but just to reward you for getting to the end (and prove my dedication to the cause) i did wrest…