I think my earlier DOW for Russia's workers screwed me. I don't like re-starting a game but for this purpose (practice) I did. Even though I already know the layout and many of the other AI civs I think, on a practical production level, it shouldn't matter too much. I did EXACTLY as was suggested earlier. I settled BERLIN on the forest next to the nearest cow and settled LEIPZIG on a coastal forest next to the other cow. Also, I'm going straight for THE WHEEL before getting IRON WORKING since I know where the IRON RESOURCE is and it's unfair to let that improve my start. I don't know where the horses are so I'll go that route first. In 3050BC the Russian Scout came by and I bought POTTERY for 35g+3g/t. Now I can switch to building a GRANARY in each of my two cities so I can produce settlers and workers.