Welcome to Dr kossin #6, which stands for Daily Round. Yes, I will aim to get in a update every day - as long as I have the time (work, girlfriend, etc). I might skip a day here and there but I will compensate by playing an extra round here and there. Now I don't plan on very long updates, sometimes just 10 turns, and will stop at strategic times. That being said, I'm not a great player but I can manage at times. My goal is to improve and, if possible, help others improve as well. I couldn't beat Noble when I started reading this forum (could barely beat Warlord) and I am now in the process of getting comfortable on Immortal. That's where you come in. I need your ideas, your criticism and everything else you can throw at me - even if you can't beat Noble. Since I plan on an update everyday, there will be mistakes from my part and I might not always get the best advice going forward. That's life! You are also welcome to shadow this game, although I would prefer you post it in spoilers and no further than I have already played. You can still shadow the whole game and post it but it is important that no one uses that knowledge (land, AIs) to help me. Without further time wasting, let's go to the game. Dr kossin #6 Round 1 I did my homework this time Round 2 Infrastructure and jungle clearing Round 3a Not an easy cruise Round 3b The price of war Round 4 New round, same war Round 5 Another starts before you finish one Round 6 Holding off Round 7 Peace after all Round 8 Just like cutting butter with a knife Round 9 Another Shift+Enter round Game settings: Immortal Fractal (I've had a friend check that it is not isolated or semi-isolated) Normal Speed No Huts/Events BULL 1.0+BUG 4.2 in Custom Assets Everything else normal. The leader this time is Pericles! One of the strongest leaders in my opinion. Fast libraries, Odeons, Universities, Theatres, +2 per turn in each city, +100% birth rate! His UB: a Colosseum that gives 2 and 3. It works very well with Creative. His UU: An Axeman with 100% defense bonus against Chariots. Really good for an Axe rush as you don't need to tag along Spears. We start with Fishing and Hunting. It's an okay combo. It might come handy should Archery be required sooner this time. And the start: Here's what I think is in the fog: Plenty of food (the corn is irrigated), plenty of commerce,3 more hills... This could be a very easy game given this capital and the promise of more green land to the north in the jungle strip but we'll just have to see. I'll research Agriculture first. Mining next would increase the research rate towards Bronze Working and Animal Husbandry. It'll slow growth a bit though... Since the last game ended abruptly and since I couldn't play yesterday, the first round will be played today.