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Part 89: Eye of the Beholder

Narrated by Admiral Cloudberg

  1. Intro

    Welcome back to the real, the one and only, Civ Battle Royale! Narrating this week’s episode is none other than Admiral_Cloudberg—…

  2. Map

    As always, we have the fantastic Tile Accurate-ish Map by /u/Spherical_Melon, where the biggest change since the beginning of last…

  3. PR Slide

    The Boers continue to hold the top spot in the power rankings two parts after briefly losing it to the Inuit. As long as Kruger co…

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    We start off with—you guessed it—more declarations of war against Tibet. Among the aggressors this time around are the Boers, whic…

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    Our first look at the embattled Middle East reveals that there’s a lot going on. The Boers appear to have flipped Gyumri, but for…

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    And now it’s time to move the spies! I’m not exactly sure where they all were before, but they are now headed to Yerevan, Kaneohe,…

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    A quick view of the Boer coast reveals a huge army of Robot Infantry and Biotroopers has poured into the horn of Africa. Neverthel…

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    The Boers have also rolled into Baghdad, surprising no one. It’s also possible to see the damage inflicted on Pasargadae by the nu…

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    Farther north, the situation is only slightly less dire. As mentioned earlier, Gyumri has flipped, and Artashat, although well-def…

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    On the perpetually bloody Sibir-Vietnam front, the Trung Sisters are using planes to bombard Herat, Samarqand, and Jarlmadangah Bu…

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    And further along the front, despite Siberian bombing raids against Urgench, Vietnam has recaptured Bamda. Although I can’t confir…

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    And for the final shot of turn 31, we get a bird’s-eye view of the former Canadian core. It’s chock-full of advanced Robot Infantr…

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    Moving onto turn 32, we get another view of the Middle East battlefields. While the situation on the Boer-Vietnam front hasn’t cha…

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    As you may have seen in the previous slide, the Buccs have joined the war against Tibet. At this rate, it won’t be long before the…

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    Apparently, we’re getting stat slides for the Buccs and Tibet. The Buccaneers are between 9th and 12th in all relevant categories,…

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    Tibet, on the other hand, ranks between 18th and 20th in every category except treasury. This is completely in line with their tre…

  17. 14

    Our favourite spy, Agent Em, reports that Sejong is plotting to finish off Tygyn Darkhan. As a Yakut fan, all I can say is: please…

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    Another spy reveals that Genghis Khan is plotting to help finish off Urho Kekkonen. However, without open borders with Sibir or Vi…

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    Our turn 32 overview of the Vietnam-Sibir front reveals that the Trung Sisters have completely secured Bamda but have lost Nishapu…

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    Farther west along the front, not much has changed, although Sibir does have a good opening to captured Ghazni.

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    And for some reason we get to see the Middle East a second time, only with the Afghan machine gun in Hebron highlighted. Hawaii al…

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    The Arabian Peninsula seems to be entirely under Boer control with no sign of a Vietnamese counterattack. In just a few turns, Kru…

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    Little has changed off the Boer coast, but Vietnam has sent its nuclear-armed cybersub right up next to Kufah. I really can’t say…

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    The Vietnamese navy is mostly concentrated on the eastern edge of the Bay of Bengal, but it’s almost all carriers and cybersubs an…

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    Meanwhile, a stray Australian fleet is coming up the north coast of Brazil, presumably to launch a counterattack against the Bucca…

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    OH MY WORD In what is possibly the greatest betrayal of the Civ Battle Royale, Vietnam has declared war on Tibet! Lhasa is immedi…

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    Anyway, back to our usual programming. A few Boer ships and planes are attacking Kalumnai, but there’s no sign of any melee units…

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    There’s nothing much to report over here, but it is worth noting that Vietnam’s air force is able to keep Kufah, Khurasan, Basra,…

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    Farther north, the Boers have begun a major push into the Fertile Crescent! A Biotrooper stands at the gates of Pasargadae, a city…

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    On the various Anatolian fronts, however, little appears to have changed, although Sweden does have a few units approaching Tigran…

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    On the Vietnam-Sibir front, the Trung Sisters have rushed to defend Ghazni, and it appears safe for now. However, they still haven…

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    Here’s a closer look at Nishapur, which only confirms what I just said.

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    And apparently we get another look at Bamda too. Can I just take this opportunity to say: can we please get fewer screenshots of t…

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    Meanwhile, the Australian fleet has disintegrated before even reaching Buccaneer waters. A carrier is taking heavy damage and seve…

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    But wait, there’s more! A much larger fleet of carriers, submarines, and embarked units is making its way around Brazil as we spea…

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    And yet more units are just now leaving the Pacific. One would think that all these units would be a lot more effective if they we…

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    Oh my, this is unexpected. Brazil has been at war with Texas for some time, but this is the first time Brazil has sent any units t…

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    I’m not exactly sure what this slide is for, considering that there isn’t a war going on here and we saw this same area last part.…

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    Here we get a rare view of the western Mediterranean. I would strongly advise Ingolfur to fortify these cities, because right now,…

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    Iceland’s holdings in Italy and the Balkans are much better protected, but there’s one key problem: Ingolfur hasn’t reached the mo…

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    The Blackfoot sign a research agreement with a civ whose capital they control. Although you’d think Kamehameha would be a bit salt…

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    The world congress met this turn and unanimously decided to reject our proposal of Natural Heritage Sites. This is, of course, why…

  43. 40

    The other world congress resolution was not embargo nation-states (in other words, dead civs) and it was passed. This is ironic co…

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    All Vietnamese units appear to have been cleared from the area around the Horn of Africa. It’s not clear if the Trung Sisters ever…

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    Boer ships continue to attack Kalumnai, but no progress can be made without a melee unit, which they still don’t have.

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    On the Middle Eastern front, Vietnam has suffered a major blow with the loss of Pasargadae. The city is poised to flip back again,…

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    Gyumri is also in dire straits as several Boer Biotroopers approach from the south. How long can it hold out? And nearby, two heav…

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    Oh boy, here comes our series of shots of the Vietnam-Sibir war. On this section at least, not much appears to have changed.

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    Farther north, Sibir still holds Nishapur and is making a push for Urgench, but the latter city may be too well-defended for them…

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    And finally, Sibir has either re-negotiated open borders with Finland or never lost them in the first place, and Siberian Biotroop…

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    Brazil has now completely eliminated the Texan navy, but their one melee unit hasn’t moved. If I were Pedro, I would move one of t…

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    Brace yourselves, folks: this is almost certainly the last picture of Tibet alive. Almost all their units are dead and an organic…

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    Meanwhile, here’s western Sibir. Kuchum Khan has given up on building anything besides Biotroopers, and he’s sending all of them t…

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    Here we see an overview of GPT agreements between civs. Lots of civs are trading gold with each other. What’s highlighted, however…

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    This is it, folks: a legend has died. With the fall of Lhasa, Songtsan Gampo of Tibet is eliminated in 20th place. Tibet started o…

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    Anyway, life must go on. The Boer naval attack on Kalumnai appears to have been repelled—for now.

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    Vietnam seems to have lost its air superiority in this area, and many of the cities are beginning to regain their HP.

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    Vietnam is launching a counterattack to retake Baghdad and Pasargadae, but Kruger is not concerned, because even if the Trung Sist…

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    In Anatolia, the biggest news is that Sweden has captured Tigranocerta! That means Finland is down to four cities. Even worse for…

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    Guess what’s changed over here? That’s right, nothing at all!

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    Farther along, Sibir has captured Bamda again after a brief period where it seemed Vietnam had secured the city. Well, it was nice…

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    Here’s a view of northern Korea, where it appears Sejong has begun pumping out Biotroopers. That should be a good sign for our man…

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    And here’s the Korea-Inuit border, where the Inuit has a strong land army and no navy, and Korea has a useless navy (it’s all subm…

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    Australian Japan is heavily fortified, but that’s not surprising, given that Australia has a full unit carpet and is sending units…

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    Brazil continues to falter in its attack on Texas. I was beginning to think we might have a double elimination this part, but Braz…

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    And finally, here’s the Sweden-Iceland border. Iceland clearly has a lot more troops, but some of Sweden’s army is beginning to re…

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    Here’s a map of all the ongoing wars and hostile relations (a double line means hostile and at war, a single line means hostile an…

  68. 65

    Our first statistic is total number of policies adopted. The Boers lead with 75, which by my calculations is 7 more than the total…

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    The civs with the fewest policies are Texas, Hawaii, the Kimberley, and Sri Lanka, with 49 each. That’s still a lot more than a hu…

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    Everyone has a frankly absurd amount of happiness, and the Boers lead the pack with almost 3,000.

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    At the bottom of the pack is of course Tibet, which somehow still has 27 happiness despite being dead.

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    Korea, Australia, the Inuit, and the Boers have all finished the tech tree. (It says the Boers have one less but I know for a fact…

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    Of the living civs, Texas is the least advanced, and is still a whopping 49 techs behind the Boers, who reached the end of the tec…

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    The religion overview shows that the Boers are the most successful at spreading their religion, having converted 14 cities. Unfort…

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    And to conclude this episode, we have the religion map! It’s clear that Boer Lutheranism is spread quite rapidly. Anyway, it’s be…