You shouldn't read that guide; it's obsolete.
Mine is updated and I shall at one point continue the work on it. Especially given I have unraveled the mystery about cease fire and peace treaty (I can quantify it now with numbers).
Just need time after my turnset. BTW, if you have any question, you should ask me directly.
BTW, it is thrilling to be able to grasp mostly the game just as DanF did; I feel the game so much less random.