Very nice write up to start with. Kudo's for that. I agree with Sisiutil with selling resources. You can even sell fish for 2 gold per turn even when the AI already has it. I do that all the time. It is a fast way to net in something like 10-14 gold/turn. Nothing to sneeze at. And that big pile of gold of Ghandi is just yummie. Don't you dare not to trade anything for it. Let him show you the money!!! About the settler. I think 1W is better. Then you get to work 2 hills and even have a grassland tile to cottage. Settling on the hill gives you 1 hammer but you loose 5 hammers in the longer run. Since this game won't be over in the 1800's I would say that you save the GM for Sids Sushi. That one is incredible on this map.