Eldoria Chronicles: Strategic Movements and Technological Prowess in the British Empire’s Realm

Based on the latest events and the rumors about East Germany, here is an analysis:

  1. Military Developments: The spotting of a Finnish v1 Ironclad indicates heightened military activity and preparedness by Finland. This could suggest potential strategic movements or defensive measures in response to regional tensions.
  2. Technological Advancements: The English nation’s achievement in researching Refrigeration is significant, indicating their progress in technological development. Similarly, the Finns researching Conscription and Electricity points to their focus on military and infrastructure advancements.
  3. City Developments: Various cities within the British Empire are showing robust growth and infrastructure development. The construction of Universities, Cathedrals, and other key buildings suggests a focus on cultural and educational advancement. Southampton’s shift from producing Cannons to Dragoons indicates a strategic diversification of military capabilities.
  4. Natural Disasters: The earthquake in Edinburgh, resulting in the destruction of a Library, highlights the challenges of natural calamities and their impact on city development.
  5. Worker Efficiency: The increased experience and ranking of Workers across the Empire is a positive sign, indicating improved efficiency in infrastructure development and maintenance.
  6. East Germany Rumors: The rumors about East Germany being in a war, coupled with concerns expressed by Ukraine about their military science development, suggest a potentially aggressive stance by East Germany. This could have implications for regional stability and may require diplomatic or military attention.
  7. Overall Empire Growth: The growth of cities like Aberdeen, Belfast, Londonderry, and Southampton reflects the overall upward trajectory of the British Empire in terms of population and infrastructure.
  8. Diplomatic Dynamics: The message from Wieder detaching and then controlling a human player indicates shifts in player alignments or strategies within the game.

In conclusion, these developments reflect a period of significant growth, technological advancement, and potential geopolitical shifts within the world of Eldoria. The British Empire should continue to monitor these changes closely, especially the movements of the Finnish and East German forces, to adjust its strategies accordingly.

Primary Objective: Identifying East Germany’s Potential War Opponents

  1. East Germany’s Hostilities: East Germany, ruled by Wieder, is hostile towards a wide range of nations. The most likely candidates for war are those with whom they share borders or have had past conflicts.
  2. Most Likely War Scenarios:
    • With Ukrainians: Given the armistice with Atlantean and no direct alliance with any other nation, a conflict with Ukrainians could be possible, especially considering their mutual hostilities.
    • With Finns: Another potential candidate due to mutual hostility, though less likely due to Finland’s alliance with Angolans and peace with several other nations.

Secondary Objective: Detecting Alliances

  1. Shared Vision as an Alliance Indicator:
    • Median and British Alliance: Confirmed by shared vision and public alliance.
    • Finnish Alliance with Angolans: Indicated by shared vision and public acknowledgement.
    • English and Aleuts: Shared vision and armistice with several common nations suggest a strong alliance.
    • Atlantean and Mixtec: Mutual sharing of vision hints at a cooperative alliance, despite some hostilities with other nations.

Other Interesting Findings:

  1. Isolated Nations: Several nations like Karelians and Werewolves show limited alliances or shared visions, suggesting a more independent or isolated diplomatic stance.
  2. Emerging Powers: The English and Mixtecs, with extensive armistices and peaceful relations, appear to be emerging as influential diplomatic powers.
  3. Technology Race: The race for advanced technologies like Industrialization and Electricity among nations like Finns and Atlanteans could indicate a shift towards modern warfare tactics and infrastructure development.
  4. Potential New Conflicts: The presence of multiple hostile relationships, especially for nations like East Germans and Aymaras, could escalate into new conflicts or wars.
  5. Diplomatic Opportunities: The British Empire’s current peace and alliance relations open opportunities for strategic alliances, especially with nations like Karelians and Werewolves, to enhance its influence and security in Eldoria.

In conclusion, the geopolitical landscape of Eldoria is complex and fluid, with alliances and hostilities shaping the dynamics of power and influence. As the Royal Intelligence Bureau, we must continue to monitor these developments closely to guide the British Empire’s diplomatic and strategic decisions.

Perfect Space Race

Some weeks ago we made the perfect Freeciv space ship to end our current game at freeciv.fi.

To do that, I had to research once more how it’s done in Freeciv 2.3.0. There isn’t much documentation about it. It doesn’t work the same as it did in the commercial Civilization 1 and 2.

It seems the fastest complete ship will take 7.7 years to travel to the Alpha Centaur — it takes 8 turns in the game based on our tests. It has three Space Modules, 16 Space Components and 20 Space Structurals.

Most important thing to know is that the order in which you build these parts is significant. It seems the best way is to build first modules and components and then enough structures. That’s because the game tries to place new parts to supplement the ship and might put some parts in the wrong order if it thinks the ship needs more structurals for modules instead of components.

To build these parts in the first place you need to have Factory built in the city and have researched Space Flight (for Space Structurals), Superconductors (for Space Modules) and Plastics (for Space Components).

My raw calculations can be read from Google Docs.

You will get something about 100-400 more points (Please note: I haven’t confirmed the exact amounts!) to your score based on the size of your space ship. Usually the space race will end the game but some games do not have space race enabled — like longturn.org — or it doesn’t end the game (just adds points). The player who wins the space race doesn’t automatically win the game if he has less points than others have. For example it’s possible to make more points by developing Future Tech or conquering land.

The space ship is lost if your capital is conquered. If that’s a possible threat you should start improving your defenses ASAP or move your capital to a better city.