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Part 84: Sticking the Landing

Narrated by Coiot

  1. Intro

    Greetings and salutations to all! Welcome to Part 84 of the Civilization Battle Royale. This is Coiot accompanying you on this mas…

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    The journey begins anew. In view is the submarine’s home new home, with our arctic mountain fortress having moved a few tiles to t…

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    Let’s begin by address the the three notifications on the screen. First is the reactivation of Armenia’s unique ability due to the…

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    We now see which religion Armenia has responded to. Australia establishes in Tokyo Catholicism. A very curious choice given Austra…

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    Back in Kruger’s favored Future Worlds wonder filled city of Klerksdorp, we find the monument the Boer’s have erected in the forme…

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    A shot of the British Isles, Ingolfur Arnarson’s private domain. Quite a peaceful landscape, as this part of the cylinder has not…

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    We visit Iceland’s neighbor Sweden and find the sleepy giant in quite decent shape. Sweden is currently not in war, and their unit…

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    A shot of the Boer core and their capital Pretoria shows that the mechanized menace is still indeed in full military production. R…

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    We now turn to Finland, and oh boy what a concerning view. Finland is presently at war with the most civs, at 7 and they share bor…

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    Let us look at this screenshot from left to right. Outside Jerusalem we find SpartanShitposter leading the Sparta’s finest against…

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    Now a full shot of Sparta. In the previous few albums, the exiles in Dvin were able make a triumphant comeback and capture Epidaur…

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    Finland’s refugee haven of Batticaloa temporarily finds itself back in pristine shape. The Afghan remnants have surrounded the cit…

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    A look at the western front of the Sibir / Vietnam war. The mountain range here is cleanly dividing the two powerhouses, but the S…

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    A better view of the Sibir side of Central Asia and we find that the worker army of Kuchum Khan is ready to repair all the damage…

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    Now a complete look at Mongolia’s core. Say what you want about Mongolia, but the days of cramming every single tile with horse ar…

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    The rest of Mongolia is in view here, and so is Finland’s satellite of Khoro. The city sure takes a sizable portion of this region…

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    What many are waiting for, the Yakutian holdout city of Beryozovo. Mongolian and Korean forces could not break into the frozen for…

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    The full stretch of what remains of Sri Lanka. They have made the Indian subcontinent’s interior their comfy home, but they are su…

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    The Kimberley Antarctic colonies. So far from home, but so safe from danger too! In view is the newly designated capital-in-exile…

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    The Jewel of the Trung’s crown, Tibet continues to look after the valleys of the plateau’s interior. Viewers will now see that Tib…

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    A return back to Yakutia and the Brazilian peacekeepers. It is still the same turn, so this just serves as a reminder. Of note tho…

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    A look at satellite city Turfan, which has only Mobile SAMs for company. What a lonely view in my opinion. This screenshot also gi…

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    One can also hope they are paying good attention at the events happening just opposite of their mainland. Korea has quite a good n…

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    Our first look in Southeast Asia and right in the center is the Blackfoot vacation paradise of Olongapo. Not a well kept secret, b…

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    Oh Australia, perhaps the most polarizing of remaining civs. The sub may be divided on their opinion of the Oceania superpower, bu…

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    The Chukotkian region of the Inuit’s empire finally knows peace, but the presence of a few Australian units here will mean some sk…

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    Now onto the Inuit core. Everything is advanced and shiny here, and not only because of the reflection of all the ice! Quite a num…

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    A target like this one here. The Blackfoot homeland looks better than ever now, and with slightly more breathing room. There are e…

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    The Caribbean at last! My heart swells and my pride rejoices. Henry Morgan may now just have to settle for the Buccaneer core for…

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    A little bit to the West we see more of Australia’s Meso American colonies, and also what remains of Texas. Laredo is the biggest…

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    Often ignored South America, now all but in Brazilian control. Here we see the Brazilian core, and quite a massive land army assem…

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    A look back to Sparta. Quite a contrast in color, I dare say. Not much more to point out here as it remains the same initial turn.…

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    Proper assessment now of the detachment of the Ice Shelf Fleet that the Inuit have here aimed at Australia’s Japan. The Inuit can…

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    The former Hawaiian homeland. Not much of a paradise now, and war has returned to the islands. The Inuit have already landed XCOMs…

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    Back in Nassau we can see the Inuit are ready to lend the pirates a hand. More of kind gesture for now, but this screenshots shows…

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    A better appraisal of the mismatch awaiting the Australians here as the defenses don’t seem at all adequate here for what the Bucc…

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    Oh. Here is the Garbage Patch remnants. Outside Hervey Bay and not Tulum. Not the best deployment orders Parkes, but it will have…

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    An even further front in Australia’s Pacific Rim defense. Concepcion is surrounded, and Brazil has the paratroopers and XCOMs to s…

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    A return to Central Asia, and the obstacle that is the Finland satellite of Tyumen to Vietnam’s push into Sibir territory. Tyumen…

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    Iceland’s newly acquired Balkans last part have all been healed up. Their forces are still not pushing together, but this will sur…

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    Our first look at the religion overview. Australia has picked up two production bonuses, and both will serve them well in the futu…

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    The Boer Indian Ocean. This area was the sight of a brief scare by Australia not too long ago further south. There is quite an emp…

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    Herat, city at the center of the Vietnam / Sibir war. Also sight of many nuclear drops. Amongst them could have been what extingui…

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    A view of Hanoi, and the rest of Vietnam’s primary production clusters just up north. Drones fill the skies in all directions. How…

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    Say hello to our Babylonian spy division. Some returning names, like the lovely Em, but also fresh new ones. We waste no time and…

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    As astute viewers have seen, we are now finally at turn 2, and Iceland here has made their first move. More paratroopers converge…

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    Back in Tibet, and still no new religion. Maybe the faith output is still not strong enough, even after our palace modification. S…

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    Inuit forces are en route to battle, too. However, these troops can close the required distance in no time.

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    Let us focus on the top half of the screenshot. In the upper left we see that the Boers are moving a number of Mobile SAMs northwa…

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    Fighting is all over Finland’s southmost territory. The bordergore here looks in danger of being cleaned up as Kekkonen has moved…

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    A look at Armenia shows that they have taken a heavy blow right away in one turn. Yerevan is surrounded by hovertanks, and at firs…

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    The Sibir / Vietnam front seems to be experiencing a lull in the fighting, as both sides are regrouping. No damage seems to be exc…

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    Still the same turn, but a better look at Batticaloa and Sri Lanka’s attack. If the Boers continue to support them, they could be…

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    We return to Beryozovo to find that the Yakuts have taken the fight to Brazil and are weakening the incoming paratroopers. Pedro a…

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    Inuit forces begin to attack in earnest. Yokohama seems to not be lasting another turn before accepting occupation. This fight is…

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    The target of Australia’s aircraft is made clear in this screenshot. Inuit’s only port in the region, Mililani Mauka, has instantl…

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    Seldom visited Australian Antartica is also not spared from the Pacific wide conflict. Inuit troops here are more of a nuisance th…

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    As expected, Brazil pounces on Concepcion. The defenders are already cornered, and there is no help in sight. This is a all too ea…

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    Quite a contrast than the previous image, in this screenshot we find that it is Brazil needing to bolster its defenses. Vilcas sta…

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    Back in Buccaneer waters, the fight to reclaim Nassau has begun. Minimal damage has been given to the city, but Bucc melee units s…

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    Closer to the Finland core reveals just how little battle strength they have at their disposal. This is textbook overextension at…

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    Holy denouncements Batman! Reon informs me that all of these notices on the right are to show the world’s disagreement for the las…

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    All of the hovertanks around Yerevan are now gone. Have they been destroyed, or are they the ones damaged on the upper part of the…

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    A better view of Sparta reveals that the Boers here are focusing on Nicomedia instead of aiding the efforts around Hebron. The Spa…

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    On the Iceland front, Finland also seems to have repealed the master capital snipers. Elis continues to receive damage, but Icelan…

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    A look at Gaza shows the Finland aircraft has now focused on the city completely. Unless a few XCOMs retrace their forefathers foo…

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    The defenders of Batticaloa have removed nearly all the HP from the blockading bazooka. The city itself has also not taken less da…

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    Proper view of the Sibir / Vietnam front shows things are indeed business as usual. Although, it does appear that Sibir has commit…

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    Committed more is correct. Sibir seems to have turned the momentum around from before the reboot, with their units having entered…

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    Another look at Beryozovo also confirms my previous suspicion. Brazil will not be committing to removing the rap god from the cyli…

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    Yokohama falls to Inuit forces and Wakayama appears next. The Naval blockade appears a tiny bit too overextended, and is taking fi…

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    Hilo too now is in complete danger. The Pacific gets that much colder.

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    In turn, Brazil also claims the easy target upon them by taking Concepcion. Still some Australian stragglers about, but Pedro can…

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    Up north the situation is a bit more complicated, but Brazil is again taking the most of this opportunity. Vilcas and Huamanga sta…

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    The pirates are hitting Nassau like a hurricane, and certainly Australian opposition has been blown away. A relief force stands by…

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    Turn 4 is upon us. The great polymath Al-Kindi aids Kuchum Khan on what must be some secret spy mission in Central Europe. All is…

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    Oh, it seems they are doing just that. Pressure outside Constantinople continues to build, but the city’s walls stand tall and int…

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    Aerial exchanges are the name of the game here in the Levant. Jerusalem is left open for capture while the Spartans seem content w…

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    Life in Batticaloa returns to normal. Regular Sri Lankan shellings in the morning, imported Afghan delights in the evenings.

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    The Boers begin to populate the Indian Ocean once more. Still too many carriers about, but their overall proportion should be mini…

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    At first glance, the Vietnam / Sibir front appears as static as ever, but it is actually Sibir that has regrouped their forces fas…

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    This screenshot shows the shift in momentum much clearly. Bamda is surrounded and relief is surely not there in time for the city…

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    Brazil still is making some sort of attempt to Beryozovo, but one is left wondering if the troops here should best be moving in to…

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    First look at Western Australia and all the former Kimberley homeland. What a massive army Parkes has assembled here, and what a g…

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    The Inuit navy outside Japan has thinned out a bit, and there are now no more melee units remaining. They have done the damage, bu…

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    Much more promising for the Inuit is the attack on Hilo. An XCOM awaits the next turn to seal the capture. At this point, it may p…

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    Difficult to say if the Australian navy is moving to, or from, the frontlines here without context. Parkes has the numbers here to…

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    Nassau is taken, the canal city returns to its rightful hands. The Buccs waste no second, and gush forth again onto the Pacific. T…

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    Oh Pedro. Have you not stopped reading that dreadful How to Fight Wars Good yet? Humanga and Vilcas remain in Australian control w…

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    On the southern end of continent, Brazil has finished cleaning up Australian resistance. The commander of this front should be sen…

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    We visit the wayward Mexican Rocket Artillery, which is vacationing near the first of many burial sites of Sitting Bull. You won’t…

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    Nothing else to see here folks, just all my hype broken, ;w;

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    Turn 5, and immediately the hype returns! Mongolia truly needed to calculate its next move well, and this is genius. With Finland…

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    Woah momma! Khoro is literally swept away in one turn. All defenses gone in a flash. Mongolia’s shock troops have left only but a…

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    Sitting aside the fact that Armenia continues to be at the mercy of Finland moving in a single melle unit, we can see on the far l…

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    A better view of the Mobile SAM that has claimed Nicomedia. Kruger is no longer shy within his confines of Africa, he wants to exp…

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    Hmm, don’t get carried away too much with that sight seeing Arnarson, Helsinki is one vacation too far. A lone arsenal ship Leeroy…

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    In the Arabian peninsula, we also see a distinct lack of activity. More Boer Mobile SAMs continue their march north to Hebron.

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    Vietnam appears to have stabilized this southern front again after a bit of scare on Nishapur. The city is far from safe, but Sibi…

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    However, Bamda does flip to Sibir. A Giant Death Robot stands at attention, ready to undue their victory. The drone army also has…

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    Finland had ordered these Mobile SAMs away and now they race back to fight the battle closer to their bordergore home. It is far t…

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    Southeast Asia, now the least visited of regions. The Indonesian homeland now so carefully taken care of by its Kimberley stewards…

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    Inuit forces seem to have botched this invasion. Tokyo and Wakayama stand there as vulnerable as ever, but now the Ice fleet and Y…

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    Spoke too soon. Here is the first successful Inuit capture. With Hilo secure the troops move to Kahului. You know Crowfoot, it’s s…

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    Judging by the retreating Australian expeditionary force, it would appear they have finally decided that the Sunshine Coast is ind…

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    Brazil corrects the mistake at Corihuayrachina, but what remains is maybe even more embarrassing. Huamanga has had a paratrooper a…

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    Australia may have no more chances at claiming Patagonia, but it still send forth missiles to lay its cities to rubble. What a was…

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    Ah, we were beginning to worry there. Our faith modifications just needed a little bit more of a boost. Tibet shoves out its Great…

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    Martin Luther, in this most commemorative 500th anniversary of his reformation, joins us in Rangoon. The Trung sisters await to li…

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    The Blackfoot welcome the ascetic preacher Arius to their side. Not a well known figure, but he had much influence in early Christ…

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    The Spartans just got more busy. The Boers are moving in, and they not keen in coordinating with Dvin on anything. They brush asid…

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    In Addis Ababa, the great orisha Orunmila comes forth. While of Western Africa descent, rather than East Africa here, Orunmila is…

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    Welp. Turn 6 now and it seems Orunmila spirited himself away and had Martin Luther in Rangoon take his place. Lutheranism is found…

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    A familiar sight here as Theravada is founded in Rangoon. Theravada is a sect within Buddhism, and is the oldest still continuous…

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    I can hardly believe what is shown here. Has there ever been in an instance, especially with the mods adding that much more religi…

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    Sparta founds Dodekatheism in Jerusalem. At least someone is staying true to form. For those not in the know, the translation is o…

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    Oh no, what has happened here. Songtsen Gampo has chosen not to use his prophet. Ron Hubbard shuns the Tibetans! Or maybe, just ma…

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    In our tests this had never happened though. When it counts they seem to have faltered. Tibet chose Vajrayana each time. Seems the…

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    An even better view of the reversal of desertification by the Boers. Hydroponic Domes and Industrial Complexes will now consume th…

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    Finland definitely needs to be worried. Exhausted, attrition has done its work. Constantinople stands on the verge of flipping to…

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    If Finland is at the cusp, then Armenia faces the precipice. All their cities are one punch away from disaster. Only Finland’s str…

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    Sibir continues their push into Vietnam. Ghanzi now stands in the path of occupation. Seldom a response here by Vietnam.

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    Further up the mountain range, Bamda lies vulnerable again. Vietnam just needs to locate a melee troop to undue the damage to thei…

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    Mongolia is the new champion for everyone who despises bordergore. Such a lovely clean look!

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    We return to Beryozovo, where the threat has fully subsided. Life will begin to settle down. Or you know, stay frozen here. At the…

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    Turfan is surrounded on three sides. The Mongolian horde is crashing at its gates. Genghis Khan should look forward in quickly add…

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    Australian relief units pour in from Southeast Asia. The time for the Inuit has run out here. Yokohama also now stands undefended…

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    As clever readers looking at the mini-map will have already noticed, Guadalajara is indeed now in Inuit control. With their Asian…

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    The Buccs continue to smell blood, and like sharks get closer to reclaiming their lost territory. By the time of this album’s rele…

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    Brazil continues to be outsmarted by the Australians. But brain can only withstand so much brawn, and indeed the Brazilians still…

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    With that folks the time has come for the InfoAddict screens. Now don’t be bummed, this is an important part of the program as wel…

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    On the low end, you have all the rumps content with their tiny holdings. Expect of course Hawaii, which has in its sole one tile i…

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    Land area, as always, is a bit tricky since it also counts ocean tiles. Australia still leads this by a healthy margin, but it is…

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    Nearly the same outlook for the bottom half of the list for land area. I hope the Buccs can leave this place again someday (no not…

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    One would be surprised judging by this album’s performance, but Australia remains the top dog in terms of weaponry. The Inuit and…

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    Even with 6 brand new Foreign Legions, Tibet is still somehow behind Sparta. But only just. The Spartans don’t want to be associat…

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    Something is odd here in the techs, but Lime told me not too think too much. Very well then! The top four have now researched all…

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    Look at us Babylonians! Smarter than 9 other civilizations. Testament to all the studying we’ve done in the hiatus. We are truly b…

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    Our first complete Religion Overview. These are your five new religions (if you don’t count Catholicism making a return). Vajrayan…

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    What everyone is truly interested in seeing, the religion bonuses. Catholicism has double downed on production, Lutheranism picks…

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    Arianism with absolutely well balanced picks for the Blackfoot to gain on multiple factors. Will this be the difference that color…

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    The religion map. Usually a slide we look to in order to spot new cities, but it once again becomes a good source for us to gauge…