I believe that this type of start is the most difficult start you can get in the entire game (unless, of course, you uncover a cow that can worked in the outer radius of the city or are an agricultural CIV): Why? With this start I am usually dead last to get my first settler out if I am playing on Emperor. Getting enough food to get my settler out in time (before 3000 BC, when other AIs have at least 1 city already) becomes a problem. After mining both BG squares, I start the settler but because of the food situation, the settler aways ends up being early by 2 turns and I waste a few shields. If I build another warrior, I will still have to wait 2 turns but I don't waste the shields. Both take the same amount of time (maybe one turn less with the warrior procedure because the city is able to grow to size 3 while the settler is being built). I've tried building a granary after I finally get that second city out, but that really slows down your settler production. Now, how do you guys handle this? I'm sure that this type of start is probably most common. Is it better to just wait until your city grows to size 4 or 5 and build 2 settlers in a row, or use the procedure I named above? What would you guys do if you were dealt this horrific disease infested start (I'm not kidding, I do horribly when I get these starts)? Thanks in advance (you guys probably think I'm some kind of moron for making a thread like this but I'm serious)!