Hey LP, long time lurker chiming in here. I'm enjoying this game and your write-up very much. I've only recently returned to Civ IV and am a Noble/Prince player, but I'm learning a lot from all the discussions here. As for this game, both the GLH and chariot rush paths would probably teach me a thing or two so I don't really have a preference. Anyway, just saying I'm enjoying this, keep up the good work.