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Part 104: Imperialism Invictus

Narrated by Spaceman9800

  1. Intro

    Hello everyone. This is u/Spaceman9800, here to narrate part 104. As this image by u/VictorianCreatures shows, the Boer Empire, wh…

  2. PR Slide

    And at the head of the table is Brazil, under Pedro. Until recently, Brazil was locked in on the South American continent, and not…

  3. Tile Accurate Map

    u/DerErlenkonig brings us the tile-accurate map as of the end of last part. Brazil isn’t the only one who has expanded at the Boer…

  4. Melon Map

    u/Spherical_Melon’s map shows the human and robot cost of this war much more clearly. Millions of digital minds have been extingui…

  5. 1

    Mali’s long nuclear history is on display here. A pirate GDR surveys the devastation, reminiscing about the days when they were th…

  6. 2

    Ciudad de Carman is reclaimed by the Boers as their workers try desperately to scrub the glassed Sahara. The hydroponic domes that…

  7. 3

    Sibir marches into Persepolis as the Boers reclaim Ecbatana. Finnish Batticaloa is looking more like Battered-caloa, though no one…

  8. 4

    Here we see one of the two new belligerents. After the War in Vietnam didn’t go so well, the (Native) Americans have decided to tr…

  9. 5

    Speaking of Carnival… They’re everywhere! And unlike with the Boers, Sweden didn’t close their open borders, so their cities are s…

  10. 6

    Pedro II The Terrible, Autocrat of the Brazilian Empire. At 109 techs they are on par with their cybernetic rivals, though they’ve…

  11. 7

    Gustavus has less than half that number. He too is “The Terrible”... I guess when your as bloodthirsty as our cylinder’s leaders a…

  12. 8

    Dawkinzz's Note: Don't sleep on the Blackfoot because they just need to tech up and will snowball like Brazil has.

  13. 9

    And as we survey India, the battle of the titans is over. Brazil signs peace. A Kimberley GDR shakes its mechanical fist in frustr…

  14. 10

    Either Kruger and Pedro already have open borders, or units don’t get kicked out when a war ends, because a lot of XCOMs are still…

  15. 11

    Ecbatan and Artashat have either been captured or traded in the peace treaty. With Brazil out, the Boers have also retaken Persepo…

  16. 12

    Tarentum was also either captured or traded in the treaty. The density of Boer troops is nonzero for once, which may be what promp…

  17. 13

    All those Buccaneer settlers must be really disappointed nothing got nuked off the map here.

  18. 14

    Had Brazil kept up this war Looma would likely have been theirs. A Vietnamese cybersub hides under the Antarctic ice, cursing thei…

  19. 15

    Can a computer breath a sigh of relief? Evidently yes, as billions of digital Boer citizens do just that. Their unprotected core i…

  20. 16

    Varna and Ani also change hands, either conquered or given as a peace offering to the cyborgs. Sweden’s core is not so lucky. Goth…

  21. 17

    So many Brazilians! And more just keep coming from neighbouring lands like Sibir. Tampere and Vaasa have already fallen. Karkov, K…

  22. 18

    REYKJAVIK FALLS TO BRAZIL. Well, the one on the Rhine, at least, that was Swedish. Berlin also falls. The parts of Germany that ar…

  23. 19

    Even on the Scandinavian peninsula itself, most of the land units are Brazilians or workers. Those Swedish military that are here…

  24. 20

    A Persian Privateer looks on as America’s soldiers storm Europe’s beaches. Around Vestmannaeyjar, one of the northernmost settleme…

  25. 21

    Hamburg and Munich join Green-many. Who's next?

  26. 22

    Gyumri is next. Also, Sibir retakes Persepolis. Our Mobile SAM travels past Gaza, to reconnect with their comrades in Hebron.

  27. 23

    Moscow, Kuopio and Kharkov go Green. Sweden is going to need more than the worker near Long Xuyen to stop the bleeding.

  28. 24

    Linkoping has fallen. The rest of Swedish Finland is holding, but Lappeenranta and (North) Jyvaskyla are looking rater endangered.…

  29. 25

    Pedro: “The Boers are not to be trusted! I mean, how did they convince me to sign that peace treaty that was so clearly not in my…

  30. 26

    Vietnam reforms their religion (Theravada Buddhism) as the Kimberley make peace with both of their superpower adversaries.

  31. 27

    This time the Kimberley kept Ambon in the treaty, ensuring that they have actual gains from this war. Sure, it's a one-tile island…

  32. 28

    World congress considers world religion (Catholicism) and Natural Heritage sites, two proposals whose history gives them a snowbal…

  33. 29

    Antioch, Nicea and Ыngvellir (not sure how to render that character so I used a Cyrillic one that looks similar) are conquered. Th…

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    Stalingrad and Lappeenranta fall. In a glimmer of hope for Sweden supporters, Scandinavia proper seems to be clearing of Brazilian…

  35. 31

    Sibir and the Boers peace out, leaving I think Vietnam as the last OCPII member. Persepolis is traded to Kruger in the peace treat…

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    Brazilian troops form a beachhead in Norway. The Blackfoot paratroopers are nowhere to be seen, but a Blackfoot GDR floats on the…

  37. 33

    Poznan, Gothenburg and Minsk join Brazilian Rus. This is probably the best carpet this flat and hard-to-control region has ever ha…

  38. 34

    Another display of just how bad Sibir is at this. Count the settlers! I see 24. Mao’s knight looks on from the frozen north, occup…

  39. 35

    The Heathen faith has been going strong in Iceland, spreading throughout its core to rival the religions founded earlier in the ga…

  40. 36

    All those Kimberley units were bound for the Boers, but you know who else is there, at war with the Kimberley and looking rather j…

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    Constantinople and Ohrid are Brazil’s latest trophies. On the bright side, the Mobile Sam has rejoined its friends in Hebron. I wo…

  42. 38

    Vietnam is also slowly filling with Carnival, though they have some troops of their own. I also count 5 settlers.

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    Should Gustavus really be denouncing people right now? Sure Iceland has few non-carrier units, but they have planes. Maybe he’s ho…

  44. 40

    Of course there’s plenty of places in Europe that already harbor Brazilians. Hamburg, Malmo and Lodz are the latest additions to t…

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    Tigranocerta falls to Brazil, even as Sweden reclaims Adrianople. I think Hebron also flipped.

  46. 42

    Espoo is the latest Brazilian conquest. I wonder how long until Gustavus is forced to start nuking his former territory?

  47. 43

    Brazilian troops pour into Scandinavia. There’s a Swedish advanced destroyer outside of Espoo, so it's nice to know that if Gustav…

  48. 44

    Hawaii bravely states the obvious, but that’s a dangerous thing to do when Brazilians surround you. On the other hand, is there an…

  49. 45

    The Kimberley close in on Batticaloa.

  50. 46

    Malamo and Hamburg are retaken. Can Gustavus turn the tide?

  51. 47

    I want to say there’s more Swedish units here now, but sadly the Advanced destroyer isn’t amongst them. Malamo flips back to Brazi…

  52. 48

    Australia fails to make Catholicism the World Religion. This may in part be because even many of their own citizens follow Therava…

  53. 49

    In the bottom right you can see the reason we’re being shown Kruger’s stats: He’s joined the attack on Sweden. Kruger’s army is no…

  54. 50

    Illustrating that point, the battered Gustavus is only half a million men and women at arms behind Kruger right now. But battered…

  55. 51

    There’s not a Swedish unit in sight in the Balkans or Ukraine. Antioch has joined the green, as has Adrianople, ending Gustavus’s…

  56. 52

    Pedro’s core, as fully carpeted as ever. Some of those planes may be better placed in his overseas colonies, but given how well he…

  57. 53

    Buccaneer Africa is well carpeted and protected by a dense array of nukes. The pirates are doing their best to prepare for the day…

  58. 54

    “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL” and indeed it isn’t. Korea is in fact th…

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    Kamehameha shows is his secret weapon: Triplanes! In fairness he’s got a jet there to. Why he moved them onto a vulnerable carrier…

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    “We may be last in tech, but we are 1st in heart.”

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    This war is sponsored by Big Carrier, keeping Korea 12th in active duty military. Their technology may be second to none, but lobb…

  62. 58

    Kuchum Khan is in the middle of the pack on everything. He’s pretty far from Hawaii’s tiny island, so I doubt he’ll matter in this…

  63. 59

    The Kimberley mechs land and F keys are primed as Batticaloa’s Finnish and Afghan defenders struggle against the Giant Death Robot…