I think I fired up one of these a long time ago, but I don't remember. I'd like to give it a few tries, so I'd welcome any advice to keep my trial and error to a minimum. It looks like the general idea is to go cottage heavy, settle every city with at least one grain or livestock (but probably two in many cases) and start smacking around the neighbors and never stop due to the cramped quarters and hard edges of the map. Seems like I can probably skip some techs and that mounted units (and anti-mounted units) are going to much more more important than they normally are for me. Also, in my first attempt, I'm going to take a creative leader.