Hey guys, I purchased Civ IV a few days ago and have beaten it once on Chieften and once on Noble. Now I'm taking a crack at Prince. I am playing as Caesar on continents, standard speed. I am playing with the current patch. To my joy, I found that I was not even close to any other civ. The area around my initial city (Rome) was full of resources. I therefore went on a rapid, unplanned wave of expansion. Here's a satellite view. Unfortunately, it's proven to be disasterous. My economy is shot, I'm falling dangerously behind in technology and my cities (More like towns) are not developing. Thankfully, I'm not even close to any foreign powers, therefore I can safely focus my attention on developing my cities. I need your expert help on how to best organize, specialize and build these cities. I have the following goals: 1.) To win a space race victory. 2.) To have an army capable of waging a distant war to keep my oponents from developing freely. My technology so far is: fishing, wheel, agriculture, hunting, mining, masonry, animal husbandry, pottery, bronze and iron working, writing, mathematics and construction. I have six workers at the moment. Here are links to my financial and domestic advisors. http://europe-history.com/civ/Civ4ScreenShot0012.JPG http://europe-history.com/civ/Civ4ScreenShot0013.JPG My largest city is Rome. It's the only city that I would consider "developing well." To the south of that is my newest city: Arretium. Here's Rome's city view: Here's Arretium's: North of Rome is Antium in the west and Neapolis in the east. Pisae is in the far north. (You can't see Pisae in this screen) Antium: Neapolis: Pisae: Pisae and Ravenna are the two northern cities of my feeble empire. Ravenna is the one on the north east. Ravenna: My easternmost city is Cumae. It is to the east of Rome. I would greatly appreciate all of your advice. Which cities should specialize in what? What should I have my workers focus on? What technologies should I go for? How do I stablize my economy? Should I build any more settlements? If so, where?