Never won on Immortal. Think I can survive till the end, but I'm last in Culture and Science, so will take a lot of work to get a victory! - Where did you settle your city? In place - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why? Research went straight to archery. Then bounced around the bottom of the tech tree hitting eurekas. Want to get to crossbowman and knights before then teching what is needed for a science victory. I am still not at either crossbowman or knights, but close. Culture was straight to PP. Just hit feudalism and now heading towards merchant republic. - What was your build order? Very nervous on Immortal. So went slinger slinger slinger archer archer archer builder ... - Were there any early wars? Did you start them? Haha. yes! t12 China DOW'd. But weak advance. Slinger and warrior. Sued for peace at t23 and got all gold/gpt. Sumeria was then being sketchy. Kept marshalling a lot of units around my capital - 6/7 - but not attacking. So i DOW'd him when i had built a small army by T39. Killed all his units near me. I then DOW'd China two more times in first 100 turns. Got one city in first war, but his capital had put up walls and I did not have enough units. Then pumped out some war chariots and attacked the capital again with archers and war chariots. So - but defeated China and he out of the game. Currently in a way with Sumeria again, which I started to grab a settler. Have just taken one of his cities. But will be slow to wipe him out. His army depleted but walls up everywhere, and he seems to have gunpowder now. - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize? I've been focusing very heavily on war. Only have one science district in capital. But china capital had built holy site, theatre district and encampment. Thank you Plenty more science districts started, but not close to being complete. - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns? Sort of . Have settled four cities, one with a stolen settler. Captured 2 from china and 1 from sumeria. So 7 in total. - How did you play your governance cards, priorities? +5 barbs and +1 production for the start. Then bounced around 50% settlers, and 50% archers and 50% war chariots. Also running -1 gold for military units as large army. - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side? Jakarta has been captured by Sumeria. Preslav declared against me as sumeria is suzerin. But that is it. I have not explored much land. Sumeria has a line of cities down my east side. Ocean on my west side. - Were your neighbors peaceful? No! But have had an easier time with others. China declared with crap army. Sumeria could have caused my damage early, but just sat an army outside my capital without declaring! - How were the Barbarians? Again, I had a pretty easy start with barbs. No horseman or horse archers. Just warriors slingers and spearman. And only a few camps popped up - each with no more than 2 units. - Any surprises? Compared to everyone else, I have had a much easier go of it with the barbs. I did see them swarming around the first china city i captured, so maybe they caused the AI more problems than me!