@WillowBrook: i played your start as well, but then the Gotm came in my way, so it will take some days until i can finish it. @Kruncha: i 100% agree with everything you wrote! Especially the rapid development phase after t100 is something you need to get a grasp on. @Sumorex: 21 cities by t100 sounds very promising to me. Even if you stopped conquering after that, a ~t170-180 should theoretically be possible with 21 cities. Thats awesome, thanks for testing! Although i find it to be unrealistic this may change my priorities, as xbows become even more powerful.