How crowded can a map be? Some have tried to play against 30 opponents on huge maps, so have tried the same number of opponents with the AW variant, but none has tried AW agaianst 30 opponents on a tiny map, until now! Level: Regent (how can I defend myself against free units? Size: Tiny Shape: Random Temperature, Age, Climate: Random Barbs: Sedentary Opponents: The whole bunch of 'em Victory: All Tiny 30 civ is a tricky game. Started it once, got pretty good results, but haven't finished the game (no time). The trick is that you discover 3-4 civ right in 4000 bc, so 3-4 wars in 4000 bc. Expansion is 1 city or 2, so the middle ages war start in the early game. If you are lucky, you get one ressource from the beginning (may it be iron!). The biggest civ are the easiest to wipe out in this game. Why? The big civ have less units per city, while the small civ have A LOT. I decided to play with Germany. The Militaristic trait... well, it is no question. Scientific gives me a few freebie tech (totally useless), cheap libraries (nearly useless) and Bronze Working (only reason). How will I defend me otherwise? with archers and warriors? The main bad thing is that the panzers won't be any use. Too bad! I'll survive with the base units! So there it is! Not the greatest start ever... but I get furs, and lots of space (relatively). Because the Ottomans and the Celts are in my 9 tiles, they cannot build there city in 4000 bc, so I get a free turn over them. I started a warrior, traded for a few techs (masonry, pottery, and a few others) and declared war over my only known opponents. My worker got to the bonus grass. I researched IW (may I get iron!!!). Nothing to say until 3800, when I finished my warrior.. It made it's way to Entremont, and... Too bad! only 29 opponents! I got a worker there () and i used it to build a road to the furs. I sent the warrior to explore. Discovered Theo, declared war. I finished a spear in 3350 bc, and I started a barrack (too bad for the money, I have 30 bucks!). In 3250, a Byzantine warrior attacked my spear (ya right!) and failed, so I got a vet spear now! In 3150, I discover Madrid, and traded Pottery for Alphabet. They attacked my Warrior, which became a vet too ()! Then, in 3000 bc, I got IW. And where is the iron?