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Part 98: Pave the Ocean

Narrated by AkraticCritic

  1. Intro

    Welcome to Part 98 of the Civ Battle Royale! I am /u/AkraticCritic, Inuit supporter, and we kick things off with /u/SilverPhalanx’…

  2. OC

    /u/edse1991 puts the casualties of the Boer-Vietnam war in perspective with this map from all the way back in Part 19, showing all…

  3. Tile Accurate

    As always we have our wonderful Tile Accurate Map. Sweden will really be feeling the squeeze from their two recent wars - there’s…

  4. PR Slide

    The Boers continue to sit atop the PR leaderboard, but the surge of Brazilian ‘tourism’ to Africa is beginning to shake the ranker…

  5. 1

    We open with a shot of ever-glorious Armenia, prophesied by Blue Cassette themselves to one day defeat the evil Boer Ryk and free…

  6. 2

    Not too eager to let the Ryk keep the Statue of Liberty and its multiple-thousand hammer boost, the Trung Sisters send units to as…

  7. 3

    Thi Li Bi Nai flips back to Vietnam, and Panduranga looks to follow next turn. Australia no longer has the numbers to make any ser…

  8. 4

    Parkes’ biggest problem here is the awful composition of his land army. For a start its a bit SAMey, and he should talk to his opp…

  9. 5

    Big Carrier’s grip extends even to Hawaii, composing over half of their navy. Their Australian counterparts apparently doesn’t hav…

  10. 6

    The former last bastion of freedom, Lhasa, is currently working on an engineering module - presumably to ensure the Trungs don’t l…

  11. 7

    The Brazilian citizens of Campinas starve as the government hoards supplies to feed their expanding legions of paratroopers. Pedro…

  12. 8

    A Boer biotrooper captures Trincomalee, but Vietnam should take it back shortly. Sri Lanka has open Boerders, but interestingly do…

  13. 9

    The Cham coast is reclaimed by the Trungs, and Hoi An has been abandoned by its conquerors. The population of Hanoi breathes a sig…

  14. 10

    Tianjin has flipped, but the Vietnamese reinforcements out of Phong Chau will likely flip it back. Sejong could make some gains by…

  15. 11

    The Ice Sheet Fleet may have mostly avoided Big Carrier’s corruption but their Korean branch is doing their best to send Ekeuhnick…

  16. 12

    Crowfoot might have a large carpet, but it’s largely outdated and won’t stand up to the Inuit biotroopers and robot infantry when…

  17. 13

    Mongolia is in basically the same spot as the Blackfoot - an outdated carpet waiting for someone more powerful to bother attacking…

  18. 14

    ☉_☉ 
... Wow. I guess this is where Brazil’s sending most of their new units. Those units are not to be sneezed at either - there…

  19. 15

    Sibir made a wise choice getting out of this war while they were ahead, now they (and Sweden) need to rebuild and carpet up - and…

  20. 16

    The mostly empty new Boer lands would be vulnerable right now if any of their neighbours were in a state to attack them, which the…

  21. 17

    Agra may be Vietnamese again, but Phu Xuan has been nuked off the map and the unit numbers are now decisively in Kruger’s favor. I…

  22. 18

    I think the local Vietnamese commander must be away on vacation. Seriously, I know the terrain sucks but you could at least try to…

  23. 19

    Vietnam continues to embark units without naval support, and the Australian cybersubs continue to use them for target practice. Th…

  24. 20

    Dong Hoi and Tianjin swap owners, but with only a near dead AA gun and some damaged biodrones as backup Australia looks to be evic…

  25. 21

    The middle east is still full of bordergore and absolutely no events of relevance. Tiridates has reportedly decided that being the…

  26. 22

    Agra predictably flips backs to Kruger. Vietnam has a better hope of holding to the north though, with mountains and Brazilians ma…

  27. 23

    A shot slightly further south reveals some Vietnamese backup has arrived around Balkh. Perhaps they will prove more effective than…

  28. 24

    The days of the Boers not knowing what a naval unit was are long gone - and they’ve even managed to produce slightly more non-carr…

  29. 25

    Furious at Tiridates’ abandonment of the prophecy, Parakramabahu briefly wakes from hibernation to plot vengeance. Please do it. T…

  30. 26

    A look at the capital city of one of the potential combatants (snort) reveals that Sri Lanka is growing its navy with the producti…

  31. 27

    Hoi An, and Dong Hoi to the north have both been reclaimed. Hopefully Australia still has more units in real-world China than are…

  32. 28

    Hordes of Blackfoot tourists and a Hawaiian great engineer crowd Japan. In Seoul, Sejong orders a nationwide broadcast to once aga…

  33. 29

    Oh boy. Apparently regretting his choice to let Ingolfur have Tonsberg, Gustavus orders his commanders to chuck all those ‘rebuild…

  34. 30

    Orleans, Cologne, Hamburg and Malmo are bombed straight into the black and Berlin is captured. Both sides lack units on the mainla…

  35. 31

    The Boer carrier party watches as Sweden captures Elis and Constantinople. Messene, Cumae, Tegea and Corinth are very weakly defen…

  36. 32

    And in a simultaneous DoW, Genghis has tired of hearing the echoes of Darkhan’s rapping over the mountains and resolved to deliver…

  37. 33

    It’s a new turn and Yakutia still exists, but that’s not important right now because...
IT’S INUIT VS. ICELAND TIME. Finally, the…

  38. 34

    So naturally, we cut to a shot of the Boerabian desert. Kruger still hasn’t gotten around to annexing those captured Vietnamese ci…

  39. 35

    Ingolfur wastes no time in scrambling reinforcements, and suddenly Sweden’s numerical advantage is almost gone. They did still man…

  40. 36

    Tonsberg is Swedish again. Iceland still lacks anything resembling a real navy up here, but luckily for them Sweden forgot to buil…

  41. 37

    And finally, we get to the war everyone (me) really wants to see. The Ice Sheet Fleet should clean up the Icelandic navy owing to…

  42. 38

    Okay. Pedro? It’s been ages since us Inuit fans got a good war, so please don’t mess this up for us. I mean it, if your peacekeepe…

  43. 39

    The technologically inferior nations of the world shoot down a repeal of Scholars in Residence, co-led by Sam Houston from his bat…

  44. 40

    Iceland’s superior units are starting to reach the front lines, and despite the nuke damage to many around Mantinea I predict that…

  45. 41

    Tianjin has flipped since we last saw it, but Vietnam still has more units in the area. Australia is running out of steam, and the…

  46. 42

    The strategic map clearly shows the nuclear hellfire that both Kruger and the Trungs have unleashed on this front. Fallout covers…

  47. 43

    Sweden’s core hasn’t been spared the horrors of war, with Stockholm itself being caught in a nuclear blast radius. You brought thi…

  48. 44

    ..The power rankers have got their wish. Yakutia is no more. The last nuclear subs look on as Mongol choppers hover above the dest…

  49. 45

    Unfortunately, Armenia is still here and they’ve just entered the information era. Which means we get another slide with them in i…

  50. 46

    Good news for Sweden: They snuck in a unit to capture Cologne, the British Isles are full of Brazilians rather than Icelanders and…

  51. 47

    Iceland’s western navy is disintegrating as expected, and the Inuit have embarked melee units ready to assault Nattfaravik. Altern…

  52. 48

    Time for the Infoaddict slides. The Boers continue to lead substantially in population, but Brazil’s rise has not been constrained…

  53. 49

    Mongolia manages to trail single city Hawaii, showing that despite their euthanasia of Yakutia they’re still far from being a seri…

  54. 50

    The Boers and Inuit dominate in terms of production, with Australia sitting in 3rd place 8500 hammers behind. Brazil is only in 5t…

  55. 51

    Mongolia are slightly less disappointing here, but still trail the pack of non-rump states. The large divide between Korea and Swe…

  56. 52

    Brazil continues to grow their military, as do the surprisingly high-ranked Blackfoot. I do wonder how well Future Worlds weights…

  57. 53

    The dead empires of Yakutia and Texas straddle our outdated sub. Yakutia’s subs will quite likely survive under the Arctic ice-she…

  58. 54

    Lutheranism’s presence in the high-pop Boer Core ensures it has almost as many followers as Arianism despite being less widespread…

  59. 55

    With all 3 major religions converging on Europe it’ll be interesting to see if one dominates. 
And with that we come to the end of…