Hi clearbeard, interesting, I've never had a problem with this before. My advice: beeline for crysknife fighters. They are awesome, and fairly low tech. Or head for Fanaticism. Fremen already have the best early expansion in the game, with mobile settlers, +1 water from Deathstills and then the pwnage crysknife fighter. I'm not sure that its a problem if they have a brief period where they can't defend overseas settlements with units not built there. I'm not sure if its possible to have Infantry not make soldiers obsolete without also preventing soldiers from upgrading to infantry. I think its rare to get a very small start position, but even if it happens, that happens in vanilla Civ too; sometimes you get a poor start. The mod is not really designed to use the Regenerate Map button. If you have a start position you don't want to play, then re-create a new game. Sorry.