BOTM 215: If Napoleon Were a Viking Just imagine if Napoleon was a Viking and had beserkers and super-fast boats! How much more would he have been able to conquer! Well now's your chance to test that theory. You have Napoleon's traits but the Viking unique unit and building. Of course the other way to look at it is... evil mapmaker gives you a water-based map with the Vikings - and then changes the leader so don't get the benefit of being financial any more. Game settings: Playing as: Napoleon of Vikings Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Immortal Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Islands World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Climate: Temperate Sea level: Medium Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N Napoleon is Organized and Charismatic, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture. The Organized trait gives -50% civic upkeep and double production speed of Courthouse, Factory and Lighthouse The Charismatic trait gives +1 happiness/city, and -25% experience required for unit promotions Unique unit: Berserker (replaces Maceman) The Berserker benefits from: free promotions: amphibious, and 10% city attack bonus. This compares with the Maceman which has: 0% city attack bonus. Unique Building: Trading Post (replaces Lighthouse) The trading post gives units built in the city a free navigation promotion - an extra movement point! Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Adventurer Class bonuses: You play on monarch level (but the AI still has immortal starting units) Challenger Class Equalizers: You play on deity level (but the AI still has immortal starting units) To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 15 Jun 2021, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<. Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 15 Jul 2021. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.005 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here. Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here. While playing... Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying. We will open 'spoiler' threads during the month for players to discuss what happens in their games. Do not discuss any details of your game outside those threads.