Playing for my first win and I just sent my armadas across the great ocean to gain control of the seas around my future enemy France when low and behold, I run into a Barbarian battleship. I don't know that I really have an issue with it as far as gameplay is concerned, but I just had a bit of a chuckle that the Barbs can build such technology. I did some quick research and the Internet told me that each Iowa class Battleship that the US built back in the day cost about $1.8 Billion (adjusted for inflation) and took 3 years and some major infrastructure to build. But what I find even more interesting is that the only opponent left in my game, France, doesn't even own one yet, lol. Those Barbs must really have their act together!!