I have not play GOTM for year or two, but this time I look at it. Wonderful game - I really had to play it. At first I tried to make Marco Polo, but Romans were faster with Comm. so I worked on my island. Later I found out, that I can see other civs - my fault. I wend directly to Espionage and Communism. Received both in 110. At the same time Roman's howitz and armours land on the island between us. I lost several spies and two cities. Ath the same time five transports. One citi was not destroyed, so I sealed Robotics. Nice present. After it I did cease fire with Romans. Both parties are getting ready for the battle of Middle island. They are mucu, much more powerful than me - but we will see. It is year 131, cease fire will end in one or two turns.