Hello Everyone, I am not all that new to the Civ Series, it's just I been having a tad bit of trouble with Civ 4 due to the the major differences and need some input on my strategy. Here is my strategy with my favorite civ. Civ: China Leader: Qin Shi Huang (Financial, Industrious) Tech Start: (1st)Mystism --> (2nd)Hinduism --> (4th)Priesthood --> (5th)Writing (3rd)Bronze Working --> (6th)Iron Working --> (7th)Monarchy 1st: Settle City in a ideal location (Usually were I start depending on the resources, if I have a warrior or scout I move it to a hill or somewhere I think more resources might be and move my settler according to resources. I try to settle my first city on my first turn if I can.) 2nd: Produce Worker (If there is corn, rice, or wheat) If not I produce Warriors till my city grows to population of 2 then produce a Worker. 3rd: I usually have my Bronze Working tech researched by now and I start to chop chop for a Settler. 4th: Settle second city in a ideal location (Preferably by water) and start the Stonehenge Wonder in my 1st city. 5th: Finish Stonehenge and start to produce The Oracle in 1st City 6th: Finish The Oracle and start producing a Settler and get the free tech Alphabet. 7th: Produce military units, Settle 3rd city, and trade for techs. 8th: By this time I usually have Hinduism spreading and have a Great Prophet to build a shrine with. Then I get the Hereditary Rule civic and then I see what path I shall take, the military, the culture, or maybe some other. Then usually I just adapt to whatever situation comes at me. Please put your input in and tell me what you think I should consider change about my strategy. Thank you.