Cool outside-the-box strategy. I'm gonna try it when I have time. You make no mention of the palace however. I guess you hard-built it after settling 4 cities right? Edit: Wait a sec. I always thought Kition was outside Phoenicia's core area? It shows up as green rather than blue anyway. That's why I never founded it as my capital, as I was under the impression that I would not be able to build a palace in Carthage then my core would not move to Carthage later.