Hi! I'm Zayle. I found a $5 download for Civ III and thought it'd be nice to have it. So, here I am, with no Civ experience beyond the Civ Rev demo (and beyond that, no strategy game experience save a bit of AoE II), and no manual to go by for a very complex game. I started a game just to try to figure it out, and succeeded in moving units, attacking cities and other units, negotiating, and producing stuff (units, buildings, etc.). So, since I can guess this type of topic pops up often, I'll be brief. Firstly, how do you manage your civ's economy? I tried simply birthing several workers and automating them; is that basically it? I've also tried attacking other cities; does this give the other city an advantage? 'Cause I've had conscript warriors beat veteran hoplites when defending heir city. Err...I guess I'd just like a crash course in the basics. I've got the very basic basics, but you know what I mean. Give me what I should be reading from a manual if I had one.