TL;DR Does African Union suck, at least relative to Kavithan Protectorate? LONG VERSION I just got horribly crushed in a game (1v1). It was actually against an inexperienced player (a friend) who just bought the game. He only played once before - against the AI. He selected KP. I wanted to try something different so I selected African Union. The game wasn't remotely close from the mid-point on. I'm trying to figure out why I lost so horribly. It isn't that he's some strategic or tactical genius (not saying he's dumb by any means, but he played about average for a guy who doesn't know how to play the game). It wasn't that I played terribly or made a bunch of dumb mistakes. It was something else, I just don't know what. My first strong suspicion is that African Union sucks, certainly at least relative to the KP. This is my first go to theory. My second theory is that he may have had an excellent starting position and access to good lands, where as I had a crappy starting position and access to sh!t. Anyway, does AU suck? Thanks.