I guess I am addicted. I almost finished on the first day but needed a couple more hours tonight. It was really a pleasure to play on a fairly normal map, after the uber-challenge of GOTM 45 and the October Apolyton tournament. I conquered in the 1AD to 400AD period. My growth rate was a bit slow for such a nice map, but the beakers came easy and I could quit science after monotheism+feudalism in 500BC. I over-stepped twice and saw my first invasions fail (to AI sneak attacks or by rushing my own attacks). From recklessness and bad luck, I lost 29 units, which is way too much for this map. But I was VERY lucky to see only one respawn, which came pretty early in the game. So, it was over faster than expected. Good luck to all.