I've been a Chieftain player for about 6-7 years. (Gasp!) Having played a successful game at Warlord, I've decided to try my hand at Regent. I'm including a log of everything I've done, and a pic. (Note that I may delete early pics as we go later into the game.) Please comment on my strategies, so I don't lose a Conquest defeat like I did on the GOTM. No real need to ask me about that one... right? I am playing Portugal, BTW, even though that appears to be criminal. I am dividing my game into "Rounds" of 10 turns apiece. ***WARNING*** THIS THREAD HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME VERY LONG, AND LONG-LASTING Well, I hope so, anyway. Game Setup Map size: Huge Barbs: Raging Water: 60% Climate: Normal Temperature: Temperate Age: 4 Billion Years Opponents: 10 (Random) Civilization: Portuguese ROUND I: TURNS 1-10 Turn 1 Lisbon founded. Fish seen inside my radius, as well as a Sugar just barely outside it. Lisbon ordered to produce Warrior unit. Sent Worker out West. Noticed Mountains not too far from my location, all in a chain. (Comment) I may not be able to employ the CxxC strategy in this case, but I might be able to start it. Sent Scout 2 squares North. Found a few more mountains. Turn 2 Having been granted Pottery, I chose to research Warrior Code for better offensive/defensive units. Instructed Worker to build a Road. Sent Scout West. Found yet more mountains, a desert square, and a volcano. (Comment) This terrain keeps getting better and better! j/k Turn 3 Sent Scout West. Found tons of Grassland and a Goody Hut on a hill next to me. As long as that volcano doesn't erupt... Turn 4 Popped the Goody Hut with a Scout. Was taught Ceremonial Burial. Turn 5 Worker finished Road. Instructed him to now Irrigate the Plains he was on. Sent my Scout to explore the Grasses/Plains in search of Goody Huts. Turn 6 Continued exploration; found out the Grasses are in a peculiar "bowl" shaped ring of Mountains. (Comment) Strangely reminds me of Mordor from LOTR. Turn 7 Found west Coastline w/Scout, and a few more Desert squares. Turn 8 Sent Scout North, and found Flood Plains, along with more Plains/Grasses. Turn 9 Finished Irrigation; sent Worker SouthWest (outside City Limits) to begin building a road to what will be my next city. Found more Desert along the Flood plain. (No surprise there) Turn 10 Began building Road. A fairly good start, no? Note that I haven't even built a Warrior yet. But I am doing fairly good, I believe. I have made a composite of my empire in Paint. The left part is the city, and the right pic is the terrain NorthWest of the city. EDIT: PIC REMOVED TO SAVE SPACE AND LOAD TIMES.