v.1.29 I want to start playing Monarch level in a way that will get me better prepared for the Emperor level. So, last night, I started a test Emperor Persia game thinking it would take 30-60 mins. to lose and I could go to bed with some idea of what I was getting into. Instead, I decimated the Zulu and Babs. and discovered I had a tech and score lead over the Egyptians by 800BC. But I was playing sloppily and not keeping track of things so I trashed that game and started this one. [EDIT: ImageShack image deleted] Instead of being between Zulu and Babs I'm at one end. They started trading techs sooner and more prolifically and that changed my feelings about repeating an ultra-early Immortal rush. Instead, I went for what you see here. But now I think I have a good chance to blow it or make it and I'm not sure what to do. If anyone is willing to offer ideas I'd be glad to give any requested additional info. about this situation. I'll save the game here and hold off playing further in case there's interest in helping. Thank you.