I also think a rennaisance war is going to be necessary here in order to win unless a diplomatic victory can be pulled off. I generally don't like to build the moai when I'm not industrial and don't have stone, it takes a long time to get back the lost hammers & time. There's enough food on the map to whip/draft/use workshops for production. I think Thebes should have the GT, the question is if there's any point to building the NE there since I didn't go that route and can't trade for it until after I get Liberalism most likely. Once I start drafting the NE will be useless there. I need to switch to caste soon to get my GSs faster. If I can get chemistry before SB I would own his fleet, alot depend on his tech choices.