I managed to achieve a Babylonian UHV on Paragon Marathon (I don't know if it is possible on faster speeds) First I waited with setteling Babylon until my starting warrior got passed Jerusalem. The first thing I built was a warrior to station on the Chinese rice. (And started a second warrior to guard babylon.) The first four techs I researched were 1 Tanning (so I could build 3 bowmen to collaps China) free tech Property for Despotism so I can rush an additional bowman in Niwt-Rst. 2 Mythology free tech ceremony 3 Sailing free tech divination (for the oracle) 4 Leverag free tech Writing Set research towards contract (construction will be picked up along the way). After the first bowman babylon builds a scout to get explore some goody huts. Send all the bowmen to China as soon as possible. I was lucky enough to encounter some barbarians so I could promote one of my archers with cover. I stationed the archer with cover on the wheat. The second archer on the pigs. And the third archer on the final plot that yields 2 food. The city will starve to two population and China will desolve into anarchy soon after. Send the bowmen and the warrior back to babylon. Divert two bowmen to raze independent Delhi. After the two archers Egypt builds a settler to settle Ninua for more core population so Niwt-Rst can grow without destabalizing the civilization to much. Start the oracle (you might want to start building the great sphynx for some failgold but I prefer to invest into a ziggurat for additional happines) and take Calendar and Arithmetics. Take care to research Leverage before you complete the oracle. Dont forget to switch civics to Monarchy Manoralism Deification Redistribution. Build an Edubba and after that the Hanging gardens in Babylon. If you are unlucky Greece will attempt to research Construction before you. If that is the case capture Athens (with an army of bowmen) I got lucky and used them to raze Sur and fend of Persia long enough to pay 50 gold for peace.