It seems as our warm up was done with our game of AoS on the Russia map we began a game on the South Africa map. We didn't play this scenario often with 6 players and we were eager to try it.
Set up of good was tough and the most of the players began their game in the southern part of the game. Every players took 2 shares at start except Pierre who went for 1 share only. On turn 2 Martin was able again to choose the loco action and at the of this turn he had a loco of 5 ! Nathalie was almost blocked when Sophie made a nice build with the engineer action and she linked cities. Center of the map was really crowdy as 4 different players linked Bloemfontein. Game was very tense and everybody was quiet most of the time. On turn 3 Mario and Adrien had to take 4 shares to survive and the bets went at 9 and 8 for the first 2 players. Pierre had only 6 shares at this point so I suppose that's why Martin urbanize Pierre with a Blue New City, thanks Mother Teresa we can always count on you. At the same time Martin was able to finish this turn with a loco at 6, I don't remember the last time a player had a loco so high after 3 rounds of play. Players in the east had a hard time and Sophie and Adrien each took 4 shares to build and bet. Mario and Sophie blocked Mario in several places and he had tough time after this. Martin was able to connect Walvis Bay and make 2 deliveries of 6 income on this turn and he was on the way to victory.
It finally turned great with 6 players on this map even if the set up of goods was not great. There was enough space for all the players even if some turn were tough for some players.