- Apr 2017
This is problematic, being only able to expand existing colonies only limits their entry points. France could in theory conquer the entire sahara region by setting out from Senegal, then move south conquering all the way to the Congo.Fine, they can expand.
Yes, they can expand.
Yes, it can.
For the record, maybe a better rule here would be that expansion of existing European colonies in Africa is acceptable but the creation of new European colonies in Africa is unacceptable.
Portugal in real life mainly expanded their colonies in reaction to other European states but without completion they may expand or may not.
Using these rules Southern Africa would be entirely (except Angola and Mozambique) british up to the great lakes (as no other European states could intervene).
France would expand from its colony to the congo great lakes (meeting the british). Then north to lake chad and east to the Sudan (as they did in real life but no British to stop them). This would then allow them to march north and take Egypt (similar to the british) and possibly the entire Mediterranean coast.
In west Africa both Britain and france would expand their colonies, Britain taking everything between Ghana and lake chad (where the French are at). Then looping around Liberia up to Sierra Leone. While France takes everything north of Guinea up to and including Morocco, meeting their forces from Egypt.
In east Africa the French would swing south from sudan while the british move north from the great lakes, probably meeting around Uganda-Kenya.
So pretty much North, central, east and half of west Africa to France. Southern and half of west Africa to Britain. Leaving small enclaves for Liberia and Portugal.