Hi all, I win 95% of the time on monarch, but have been struggling with emperor. So I figured I would post a game in hopes of improving my play. Advice is welcome by all players and levels. The settings: Huts and events on Spoiler : The chosen leader is Washington. Starts with fishing and agriculture. His traits are expansive and charismatic. +2 health, 25% worker builds, double speeds for granary and harbors, +1 happy, -25% unit promotions and Extra happy person for monument and brodcast tower. My favorite leader because of these traits. Happy and healty people. Nice early vertical growth with the monuments. Spoiler : His UU is a navy seal. Replacement for the marine. On my monarch games I hardly built many due to game being finished. But looks like a nice unit for amphibious warfare late. Spoiler : His UB is the mall. Replacement for supermarket with 20% eextra gold. I like this building when i get to build it. Again on monarch games are over by this time. Spoiler : The start: Spoiler : 2 Clams, 1 plains cow, and 3 hills. Also looks like coast in the fog to the west. I would settle in place but I am open to suggestions. WB>worker start? Start teching AH? I don't mind if people shadow the game, but I ask you put in spoilers and don't go past the date I have played. I'll be playing game about every other night using the tips i get in this thread. My weaknesses are city placement. I specialize them pretty well but placing them I mostly use the blue circles. I know this is not optimal. But once cities are down I can specialize them OK. My mid-game is weak also. After early rushes I generally don't war until rifles. Again not optimal but it works on monarch. So hopefully we can enjoy a victory in the end. Here is the save. I'm using Bug 4.0 if that matters.