Anyway, I liked this so much that I already thought that one possibility for a "game 2", could be a Mediterranean map with TSL.
Here are some notes I took when examining the save:
Level 3 spy:
Rig election in Valletta in 4 turns then move somewhere else.
Option A: Try some coups. Samarkand first as we're just 40 influence behind England at the moment.
Option B: Try to steal Chemistry from Tenochtitlan.
Industrial era level 1 spy to the capital to level up maybe?
Current faith output is low. Need to ally both Wittenberg and Lhasa and finish those Temples, 80-100 fpt is the target here. I don't know about Pagodas. I'd probably just start saving up faith for Great People now.
Culture and ideology:
Culture output is low as well. 2 cultural CSs got killed by Rome and Mongolia, those are hard to liberate at the moment, Brazil is allies with Buenos Aires - send Australian scout to Argentina to find them? Alternatively just DoW Brazil and meet the CS that way
Finishing Aesthetics + Rationalism and getting a level 3 ideological tenet will take forever.
I think we should buy all of Monty's and Pocatello's Coal to secure first ideology. We can get an ideology in 4 turns: Industrialization finishes in 3 turns if we work all specialists, then with a loan we can buy 3 factories. Perhaps we should buy 6 factories actually, as our production is still really low.
Some ideology options that I see are:
- Order 2 freebies + quick Five-Year Plan, then finish Aesthetics and maybe Rationalism. Focus on production and science.
- Freedom to Universal Suffrage (we're getting our third natural Golden Age soon), finish Aesthetics, then Freedom to Media Culture. Ignore Rationalism. Get Statue of Liberty ASAP for the production.
- Same as above, but go Foreign Legions first, team up with Rome and the Zulus and bully the weak. Get tons of peace deal gold and some cities
- Autocracy, just get 2 freebies (cheaper units and Futurism) and start killing things. Buy battleships and take coastal cities for tourism. Finish Aesthetics and Rationalism.
Probably want to gift something to Gustavus and try to get a DoF with Sweden for the great people bonus.
The New World is peacefully sim-citying. I don't like that. Monty is easy to bribe there.
I think we can bribe-and-DoW Harun here and get a good peace deal out of him. Maybe Askia too.
Finish Industrialization and buy factories ASAP. Radar beeline after that, I think (perhaps with one bulb + Oxford). It sucks to delay Archaeology, but I want to be able to propose something on the next World Congress and we need to enter Modern and ally some CSs for that.
Edit: 3-food jungle tiles
I suggest not chopping the resourceless flatland 3f jungles. It's a 3f / 2 sci tile, which I like better than a 4f farm. It takes 1 extra population to get 2 base beakers in a city (1 from the citizen, 1 more from Library and Public School), so working a jungle tile effectively gives you the science output of a city that's 1 pop higher. Trading posts make those tiles even better.