Hello everyone. It has been a little while since I played Civ 4, but I thought I would get back into with a new game. As luck would have it, the first map I rolled has proven to be quite interesting. The settings are standard: immortal, fractal with Hannibal (who is an excellent leader in my opinion.) Spoiler Start : Starts like this, where you're on the end of a peninsula, have proven to be pretty tough in the past. But Hannibal is a nice leader, and the land seems rich enough. It all depends on what there is to the west I suppose. I moved the warrior SW. Spoiler Warrior move : SIP and on the plains hill are out; those would kill the fish. I see a few options here: Settle 1S and work the plains hill to get out a boat for the fish. This kills either the northwestern clam or the sheep. Settle 1SE and work a grassland hill (and the plains hill after 5 turns). This kills no visible resources. Ignore the fish and settle where the warrior is. Focus on improving the corn first. Grab the fish later. I guess if I had to choose right now, I would pick option 3. It seems best to move inland here and try to stake out some land. This could get ugly if there is an AI close, and we might not have any strategic resources. We don't have much to chop either. There seems to be tundra visible to the west, which is somewhat foreboding. Also, the land might continue in the east. Mansa Musa is in the game, for whatever that's worth. (At least I think he is, I might have interpreted the demographics wrong.) The map has 885 land tiles.