Returning player, trying Siam on latest patch. There are a lot more barbarians than I remember! As Siam, I want to take them out for the CS quests. My current plan is to beeline either archers or spearmen, depending on what luxuries are in my area. This means putting of other first-level techs (e.g. Pottery). Is this the best plan? Also, I'd probably go progress with Siam normally. Is it worth going Authority, just for help with the barbs?