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Old 31-08-2019, 16:35   #31
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Beorn has tried to sell the world map to me for 200 gold. Sami already bought it from him for 150, so I bought it from Sami for the same price. Let's just consider it humanitarian aid.

Meanwhile Beorn has attacked Jeke and took one city already. Would've been good news, if I had enough troops to attack Beorn in the back. But I don't. I'm sure it won't take long before Jeke is out.
However, I changed Beorn's Quebec to a monarchy! He used counter espionage on me, but that ended exactly this turn. My spy already went to the most eastern city on the continent and waited exact one turn to have a higher chance of success. Perfect timing.

And admittedly, I actually wanted to steal a tech. But then I saw I'd lose most of my espionage points for aestetics which would only cost me a few turns to research anyway. So then I went through the list of options, saw this and realised a far bigger impact would be to disrupt his representation exploitation. (I.e. his huge amount of specialised citizens giving three extra science points each.)
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:13   #32
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Check the GNP! That forced switch to monarchy has quite a profound effect on Beorn's economy. Jeke also had quite a decent income, by the way.
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Old 04-09-2019, 20:10   #33
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Oh, wow. That is a move I would have probably never even thought about.
But well, that might be why I am out of the game...
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Old 12-09-2019, 22:45   #34
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And then Beorn asked "Ready to dance?"



He built a fortress right next to Feariburg. I then decided to attack him, because he probably wouldn't have been so stupid to put all his units in the city. Plus I could actually use the city attack bonus, annulling the defense advantage of the fortress.

But his cannons are simply out of my league. I did some damage, meaning half his stack was destroyed. But my whole stack is gone.

I only just got guilds, thus knights, and as soon as I've upgraded enough units and finished building the statue of Zeus, which is in two turns from now, I'll revolt to get slavery and whip knights like hell. For whatever it's worth.

Killer pretends he stays out of the battle, but is giving me his units. Cool, but...he still has open borders. Just just when I was done and logging out, I saw:





Jeke intends to build a city on a lonely corner of his island.
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Jeke is gone and ProPain rejected the offer of fighting Sami in exchange for not being invaded by Beorn. So it's a full scale world war now: everyone but Sami against Beorn. Sami did stop trading with Beorn and trades with me now, and Beorn applauded me for the embargo, saying he now has unhealthy cities. The Statue of Zeus might do some bad stuff as well.

But all in all, it's a completely futile endeavour. Beorn will have rifling in a few turns and there is still no way for me to stop him. Again, his cannons are simply too strong.

I offered Killer my city of Beca and expected Beorn to declare war on Killer subsequently. However, I didn't expect Beca would keep the tiles right next to the city in it's cultural borders, and Beorn decided to take advantage of that and move towards Goon. Meanwhile I am still building up troops and was actually able to knock out a few troops, but not much.



Here you can see what I'm up against now:


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