I started and finished a small archipelago game with the Carthaginians, and I ended up sharing the largest island with the Arabs. I quickly annihilated them after I got swordsmen, but I ended up falling behind in technology and income. After scraping by with a Histography Victory, I ended up wondering if placing my cities closer together might have worked better. By close, I mean that I place cities with their full harvesting radius (12 squares) in mind... so a city ends up being five moves away from another city. Now, I'm thinking that I would have been better served if I parked cities a mere three moves away so that they still have their 9 initial squares, but I would have more cities, and therefore more gold and tech income. I'm not at all certain if that would work, however, so I thought I'd post an inquiry. Thanks in advance, - Rep.