Hi all, in anticipation for the new Gathering Storm expansion, I wanted to try to get out *at least* one more strategy guide for Rise & Fall before the new exp makes landfall. The strategies that I've written so far have focused on the civs who are new to the series (civs that have never before appeared in a Civ game). It just so happens that Scotland was the last of the new Rise & Fall civs for me to review, so I guess it worked out... Please check out the full guide at: http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/20...VI-Strategy-Robert-the-Bruce-of-Scotland.aspx I welcome any feedback. I've found the Bannockburn ability to be exceedingly difficult to use, to the point of being a borderline-worthless ability. The requirements for declaring a War of Liberation are so strict, that I've rarely been able to use that casus beli, especially since that casus beli doesn't seem to apply if the civilization you want to liberate has been completely eliminated (has no cities remaining). This completely rules out city states from being eligible. Bannockburn (to me) is a completely trash ability, especially compared with Australia's similar ability that applies any time Australia liberates a city -- casus beli or no. In summary, I've found that it is not productive to plan a strategy around using Bannockburn. If you have an opportunity to use it, by all means do! But it's just icing on the cake. Fortunately, Scotland's national ability is much better: Scottish Enlightenment grants a percentage bonus to production and science whenever your cities are happy, and a slightly larger bonus if the cities are ecstatic. Science and production bonuses are good in the Civ series in general, and Scotland gets both! So try to acquire a diverse set of luxuries via colonization, trade, or conquest, and invest in Entertainment Complexes and Water Parks earlier than you might otherwise do so. Also keep an eye out for any wonders, great people, or city states that provide free luxuries or amenity. Just be careful not to let your tech progress outpace your infrastructure and economic development. Build lots of units early so that you can upgrade them over the course of the game. You don't want to land yourself in a situation in which you've unlocked advanced units, but don't have the means to train them fast enough to defend yourself from barbarians or a surprise war. Any other strategies, advice, or tips for playing as Scotland? I'd love to hear your tips. Feel free to comment on the blog post as well. If anybody comes up with anything that I missed (or was wrong about), I'd be happy to update or correct the strategy. Happy New Year, and Happy Civ-ing!