Sell ivory to Korea for 473g and to Egypt for 238g and 5gpt. What did we do to make Egypt furious, btw?
Buy silks from America for Steel.
Sumeria is willing to pay 64g and 6gpt for a RoP. Nice to have someone polite towards us.
Sell Egypt Electronics for 15gpt.
We can now set lux to 10%. I join 1-2 handful workers to cities. At 80% science we now make -166gpt and finish Mass Production in 4 turns.
I cancel the RoP with Portugal. They have a few units in our territory, but unfortunately I cannot say "leave or declare" this turn, they are furious and would probably declare... But with the furs soon to be retaken, we will be at 0% lux anyway, so no need for their WH.
I declare war! Shell the two Infs and one Rifle in our territory and then attack them with 5 Guerillas. 3-2
Shell Zamora. It is protected by a Rifle and two Muskets. Taken with 3 Cavs at no losses, we spawn another MGL who forms another Army. Leave it empty for now. If we really need it, I can fill it with Cavs, otherwise I wait till we have Tanks.
I now sign Egypt up against Portugal for Combustion (we also get Fascism in that deal), and America for horses. Sumeria is willing to join for 163g. Not that they will do much, but at least they won't join the other side. So everyone is now at war with Portugal!
Two Cav Armies take New Karakorum, 8-2. Unfortunately not yet connected. I move two more Cav Armies and a few dozen Cavs to NK, so we can perhaps take the harbour in S~ao Mamede next turn. But it's protected by an Inf.
The remaining Artillery shells the stack near New Hovd. It's more than enough to redline everyone, so I decide to attack with Guerillas, killing 2 Inf, 6 Rifles, a musket and a Longbow at no losses. 18-2.
Our Inf Army is on its way to pillage the rubber by Rio Janeiro.
Switch most of the builds in Spain to Workers and Settlers.
For some reason, I can now reduce lux to 0%?!? Why? Did we still have WH from Portugal from the past? The furs in New Karakorum are definitely not connected to our trade network yet.
I think, this was the longest pre-flight of my life...
We lose the observing LB at Alicante, 18-3. The Portuguese attack our Cav Armie in New Karakorum with an Inf, but it only makes a scratch, 19-3. More fighting going on somewhere, and the Koreans retreat from Alicante?! The way would now be free to take it, but I've moved all Cavs and Armies to NK last turn, and the road to NK will finish only next turn... In any case, I prepare a road to Alicante now, too.
Well, we repeat the game of last turn: our Arties red-line a stack of 10 Infs and Rifles and then our Guerillas defeat them at one loss. 29-4.
Don't attack Sao Mamede this turn, I wait for the Artillery.
The Koreans take Diu and attack Alicante. Alicante now only seems to be protected by a single 2/5 Inf. Good that I can complete roads now: our Artillery is in range to shell Alicante, discovering another 2/4 Inf, a Rifle and a Pike(!). Two Cav Armies defeat the Infs, two LB Armies the other units. 33-4. Alicante is ours, oil can be connected next turn. Three more Infs around Alicante are red-lined and defeated, 36-4.
For some reason, we need to increase lux to 10% this turn, but Mass Production finishes at 60% science, did someone else get it? Yep, Sumer now has it.
MP finished, Motorized Transportation due in 6 turns at 100%. (Can set lux back to 0%, as furs are now connected.) But we will need some foreign funds to cover the deficit... Fortunately I connected a second source of coal, which we can sell to Korea now (could have done that already a turn earlier, but didn't see it and used that last Settler elsewhere...)
Hmm, I could buy MT from Korea for worldmap, furs, coal and 529gpt. That's way overpriced, considering that research would cost around 6000 beakers. But we have a number of cities making > 50spt, which could already produce 2-turn Tanks now instead of wasting their shields on Cavs?! Is that worth ~5400g (the difference to 6000b plus the 1400g we would get for furs and coal)?
First let's do the warfare... Shelling Sao Mamede, Cav Army defeats 3 Infs and takes it. 39-4.
Portugal has an MGL!
Well, not for long... We shell everything, defeat these units and take Lugo. 44-4.
The Inf Army pillages the first Portuguese rubber source.
Stopping now for a discussion:
buy Motorized Transportation for around 10.000g and start producing Tanks now, or wait 6-7 turns to research it for ~6000b?