- Sep 24, 2010
Do what the British cannot and take some Zulus!
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Thank you. There are few capitalists and are also poor... They seem to come most from the artisans' rank.Things seems to be going healthily - I don't see you dropping out of GP status for a while.
Having a small number of capitalists is annoying, and something with which I can sympathise, with my current game being with a modded-in Low Country (Essentially Picardie+North Champagne.)
As ever, his this a really nice AAR.
Yes they are worrisome, but my small economy is a big constraint.Hopefully you can continue to industrialize and colonize to help build your military and industry scores. They are looking a little worrisome.
Well, Portugal is born to colonize ! We'll certainly do that ! As for Suez, that seems a little too ahistorical and I will probably leave Egypt alone.Biggest thing Keep up Prestige! It is how a small nation like Portugal can stay a Great Power. Aim for Machine Guns and Colonze Africa for the Prestige......and if you Can try to get the Techs and Build a Canal (in your Case Suez) if not put a little influence and get positive relations with Egypt to get the Tutankhamens tomb Event.
That would an option too, but they have a lot of troops.Do what the British cannot and take some Zulus!
As you can see from the ranking screenshot, we have 149 and Bavaria 131. So not totally safe.Nice update as always. How far ahead are you score-wise from the 8th Great Power? Is your position pretty safe for the moment?
I'm interested to see how your tech is going to go too. If you want to completely dominate the scramble for Africa, you're going to need to have researched Nationalism and Imperialism and Breech Loaded Rifles before Jan 1st, 1869 (so you can save up a years worth of RP to rush for Machine Guns). It might be quite a task - you may have to go a little late to the game unfortunately! It's also worth mentioning that when you research N&I, you can colonise a few more African states (all of which are adjacent to your current African states) before inventing machine guns.
I have enough infamy so for the next years it will be just colonization. Khmer, Siam and Oman are in my sphere of influence and there is no stringent reason to annex them atm. I am not sure what the Berlin conference does, we will find out.Well, that was quite the rabid war dog episode In the end it was better that you've done things this way instead of colonising, since the low hanging fruit you got would be picked fast by others. But anyway the GP status seems somewhat secure at this point.
So and what now ? There is still some easy pickings to get both in Asia ( say, Khmer, Siam, Oman or maybe some Indian minor ) and Africa ( Zulu, Sokoto , Algeria ). OTOH most of Africa is open to you via colonization. OFC this needs to be after paying debts, but you can't lose much time deciding, since the Berlin conference and the Scramble for Africa should not take long ...
Thank you. As I said, I am not sure about that event, as I am still a newbie at this game. We will see.The Congo would be a nice addition to your possessions. I'm assuming you'll be invited? I've only ever had the event once, so I'm not entirely sure - even so, I 'won,' if you like, that time.
Certainly a different update in terms of pace/goals, but interesting nonetheless. Really enjoyable.
Thank you, I chose not to sphere Egypt and not to build the Suez channel because it seemed implausible to me. Right now France is "cordial" with them and if I try to influence them they discredit me. But I could sphere them by war... after the race to Africa is finished. Colonization is the raison d'etre of this AAR.Just caught up with this, you have made solid foundations. Good work staving off the threat from Bavaria, hopefully continued colonisation and the slow but steady industrialisation will keep your great power status safe. Are Egypt or Korea in any sphere's of influence? Those are two tempting colonial targets in most games, with decent populations to boost your income. Egypt in particular lies close to your Arabian possessions, and a Portuguese Suez would speed up transport links between Arabia and your eastern colonies.
Create a massive colonial army ? No problem, the problem is maintaining it, as I am still stripped for cash. As for Spain, why beat it if you can sphere it ? Not that beating them would be a problem, but the infamy....Ahh Portugal, arguably the greatest nation overseas, yet arguably the green bit to the east in it's 'european' homeland. With your colonies create a massive colonial army and beat Spain with it?
Yes, Africa went smoothly. Intervening in Egypt may not be a good idea, as it is in France's sphere of influence. As of now we don't want that kind of enemy...Hum, that was quite a takeover of equatorial Africa ( I assume that the Berlin conference about Congo was not called due to the fact it was already fully colonized, BTW )....
On other news, it seems that Egypt is being overrun by some thing ( most likely it entered in one of those revolutions / counter-revolutions death spirals ). I wonder if it would not be better , for the sake of civilization, to send a peacekeeping force there