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    Gah! The date on the second panel is supposed to be 1845. I'll fix it when I log onto Windows again...

    The Vizier in Orange has been with Panjab for a while. It seemed fitting to make him a bit more gray as time passes.
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    Good that everything is going well, large peasant families being oppressed correctly, the military bowing to their superior and, uh, China declaring war once again. Get the placards readied!
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    you've outdone yourself again selzro, excellent aar
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    I love the artistic style and the humour is hilarious - particularly the attitude of everyone towards the Maharaja.

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    Thank you gremlok and ncm! Society is progressing nicely and submissively, morningSIDEr. In case it's not very clear, the techs researched in each panel are: freedom of trade (1845), the rights of man (1847), malthusian thought (1849), and the command principle (1851), while private banks is up next.
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    Hmm, taunt, rinse and repeat I suppose?
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    How do you plan to address the new Chinese invasion - same strategy as in the first?

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    More or less, yes. The geography hasn't changed, so why should my tactics? Like father like son.
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    Err..., why is Sher Ranjit refered to as the Maharaja incognito?
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    I'm guessing it is a callback to the update where the army commander was referred to as a nobody. Otherwise, no idea!

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    Now where have I heard the phrase 'Central Asian might' before?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Santiago View Post
    Err..., why is Sher Ranjit refered to as the Maharaja incognito?
    I think he's doing the old 'walk among the people in disguise' thing, the joke being that absolutely everyone knows who he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Santiago View Post
    Err..., why is Sher Ranjit refered to as the Maharaja incognito?
    Dewirix is correct; I should have been more explicit about the joke, but this is a very subtle comic. :P You might have noticed that Sher Singh had replaced the royal purple feather on his turban with a plain white one, as a clever disguise - but not clever enough.

    The Chinese still use masses of irregulars across deserts and attacking Panjab on mountains, so this war won't be much of a threat. Plus, now we have The Command Principle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selzro View Post
    The Chinese still use masses of irregulars across deserts and attacking Panjab on mountains, so this war won't be much of a threat. Plus, now we have The Command Principle!
    If China westernises early you can sense unholy amounts of Sikh and British blood.

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    Considering the amount of prestige they bleed during those unfortunate wars, they are unlikely to westernize early. At least, I experienced such in my Panjab game. Playing 1.2, I have hardly seen China westernize.
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    That's true, China loses an ungodly amount of prestige with these wars. And that's a good thing too, since the longer it takes China to westernize, the more time Panjab/India will have to cement its position as the dominant Asian power.
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