I've gotten rather good at Noble difficulty, so I decided to jump right up to Monarch. Started a game as Lincoln. Three clams and a sheep in my capital's BFC, looks like a fair start, I figure I'll try running specialists to make full use of Philosophical. About 20-30 turns in (I think), I see a Korean scout arrive from my west, and think nothing of it. Then maybe 5-10 turns later, I see a stack of FOUR barbarian archers marching from the west, straight towards my capital! My lone warrior quickly gets wiped out, and I lose the game -- my fastest Civ game ever. My question is, how could four barb archers be showing up, in a single stack, before 3000 BC? The only thing I can figure is that the Korean scout was not scouting alone, but that Korea had a warrior out as well. That warrior popped a hut, got "the villagers are hostile!" which spawned four archers around him. After wiping him out, the archers then marched straight for the nearest city, which happened to be my capital. Does that seem plausible? Or is Monarch just that much harder than Noble, and I'll have to step up my barbarian defenses by a lot?