So far I haven't changed my build or research order from Vanilla as I play in R&F games. I'm not rigid about the order -- it can change when map features point the way. But I'm thinking about making some changes. Has anyone else been playing with this issue or have hit upon a R&F-specific strategy that makes sense. I recognize that some R&F strategies will take advantage of playing as a specific Leader, so please note if your favorite method is really tailored for one Civ over another. For what it's worth, I currently play Sling, Sling, Sling, Builder, Settler, Science District, Library, Water Mill. Some of this build order is due to playing a lot as Rome, so earlier monuments may need to be a consideration when playing as other Civs. This is only my first city build order. I mix it up much more with later cities, but usually build a caravan first in my second city. As districts become available, I prioritize Science, Commerce, Industry, Harbors, along with aqueducts/baths at some point. I'll try to get one Holy Site and Encampment up if I don't conquer one early. In R&F, I throw a Government Center in there somewhere. I research AH, Mining, Pottery, Archery, Writing, Masonry, Irrigation, Astrology, Bronze, Wheel, Currency. My Civic research order is much more map/inspiration dependent, but I want to become a Classical Republic as soon as possible. I also try to beeline mercenaries so I can upgrade my ranged units cheaply to Crossbows and then Field Cannons. EDIT: Forgot to say that I do prioritize Ancient Walls once they become available, but that depends a bit on whether good Eurekas lead me to put off Masonry. I haven't gotten burned by this so far on R&F, but I could see where it might be a problem in a map that's heavy with hostile ranged cavalry units nearby.