In COTM-18, Karasu provided an interesting Deity challenge. A fairly generous starting location allowed players to get a fairly good start, and this was reflected in the final results. Lord Hamster managed to grab first place with a Cultural 100k victory; a welcome change from the conquest / domination - and even more remarkable because he seems to have finished the game in despotism! DaveMcW returned to the winners podium with the only conquest victory submitted - very fast, in 610 AD - and with 100 Sipahi at the end, it could have been even faster! In third place, Hugbear grabbed the fastest domination - rounding out the game with Sipahi, apparently upgrading from horsemen as he had no iron connected when he submitted! Summary of Medal Winners: Lord Hamster: 1070 AD Cultural 100k Victory, 11,872 points. DaveMcW: 610 AD Conquest Victory, 11,002 points. Hugbear: 660 AD Domination Victory, 10,782 points.