Because I need to geek out, and I'm at work on Turkey Day . . .
You land in my latest CivV bizarro world. I am playing Egypt, who shares a continent with Denmark and China. Some time in the Classical Era, Denmark, which didn't have access to its Berserkers yet, tried to start some shit with me. He must have been overconfident from removing China from contention. After my shore defenders picked his invading force clean and the target city was on the verge of building walls, he sued for peace, offering me Beijing. Because I didn't need the happiness hit right then, I Liberated it. China was back in the game, technologically backward but back.
Fast forward to about the 15th-16th century, and I have Knights and Trebuchets, Pikemen, and a few Musketmen. I proceed to de-liberate Beijing and come down like a swarm of Egyptian locusts on Denmark. Mind you, i have Total Kills turned on just to make things interesting, so I still have a Chinese naval unit pounding on Beijing, until I bring my Frigates around the horn to make her sue for peace.
Meanwhile, I think the other continent has taken a similar turn. The Mayas don't have much, Sweden is over there along with England and Poland if I remember correctly.Poland and England tend to fight, and I'm pretty sure the Mayas are without a city like China. Once I unite my continent, my trade goes entirely overseas, where I must take care not to get owned by Queen Elizabeth's Ships of the Line. #geekingoutloud #CivV #gaming