It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Kongolese heartland. It’s been said before, the but the effect of the Great Famine is punctuated here. M’banza-Kongo was near 50 pop about 100 turns ago, and now it’s down to 42. For those of us who remember this region as an impenetrable core, this is a stark contrast. Conquest here actually seems somewhat possible. Everything I said earlier about their tremendous production capabilities is now dampened by this revelation. Notably, the Boers were spread so thin by the Brazilian occupation that they have to leave nearly every city on-screen undefended to address the conflicts at their borders. Could this finally be the end of Skynet?