I've started playing Civ4 for the first time on Noble after reading the forums for awhile. I'm still pretty bad, making numerous mistakes (yes, that is a fishing boat on the clams where I can't use them). I used the CS slingshot. The first GP I used to join London. The second was a GS and I built an academy. The third is a GP and I'm not sure what to do with him or why. I've been building some swordsmen and catapults to launch a war against either the Chinese or the Americans, but I suspect I've waited too long. Shouild I try to expand further with settlers or try to attack the Americans? I'm also not really sure what to do about research at this point. I knew where I was going initially, now I'm not too certain. Finally, is this position sustainable on Noble or have I made too many mistakes? Thanks.