Hey all, I've read a few threads which touch on this topic but still had questions about how to best utilize it. My goal is to get as many None-supported units as possible, have them garrison in my cities under Monarchy so I can build more attacking units and not trip up the 3-free units limit. Either that or have the None-supported units provide border patrol duties under Democracy without pissing off the masses. I usually just play on Chieftain, Raging Hordes, 7 civs, large continental map with a good friend of mine as we go comp-stomping for fun. From what I gather, I would: -Build a city far away from my other cities -Build a barracks in "barb farm" city to produce Vet units -Build a warrior in "barb farm" city to protect the city from other non-barb civs -Bring a few diplomats and warriors (Supported by other cities) to bribe "barb farm" city units -Wait for barbs to come and conquer "barb farm" city Questions: -Does it matter if you build a city with a settler for "barb farm" city or can you do the same with a city inherited from an Advanced Tribe? -How long does it take for barbarians to come to that city? -Does leaving it undefended increase the chances for barbs to show up? -Will building a city near an area where the barbs keep showing up increase the chances? -If other civs make a bee-line for the "barb farm" city, can't I also bribe opposing civ units and have them be None-supported as well? -Would building a road from my core cities to "barb farm" city be okay? I want to be able to bring back my None-supported units faster. While waiting for the barbs, I thought a good use of this city would be to either: -Keep building infrastructure (buildings) and selling them off for gold. -Building Caravans and helping my other cities build Wonders. (Building roads would help the slow Caravans). -Building a couple of Settlers to help develop land around my other core cities. I would re-home them to one of the core cities once the barbs show up so as not to lose them. -Building military units or diplomats and re-homing them at the core cities so core cities can concentrate on building other stuff. What do you think?