Hello fellow Civfanatics, After I first heard about Shadow games it has always been my wish to play one and learn from all the great players in this forum. I love Civ IV and have been playing it whenever I can for a couple months now. I tried to play a Shadow game before but I got it all wrong and instead just posted a game I played until 1000 BC or something. I hope I get it right this time and can improve my game with the help from you all. Without further due, the settings of the game are: Immortal Level, Pangaea map, Standard Size, Temperate Climate, Random Sealevel and Shoreline, Normal Speed, No Tribal Villages, Random Events ON. Our leader is going to be Shaka of Zululand, whom I consider to be a good leader but not a top tier one, so I believe he will be a good one for learning purpouses. Also, just as a sidenote, I believe my worst skill is choosing good city spots, blocking land and choking enemy AI. Our start is: Spoiler : My idea is to move the scout to the mine 2 squares to the West and 1 to the north so we can check what is happening there. And I believe the best place to settle will be one square north of the Settler. That way we have 2 sea food and 2 AH tiles, also our capital will be a coastal city, which I think is good for commerce, and since Shaka is expansive it's not a big deal not being next to a source of water for the +2 health bonus. Additionally, Shaka's starting techs are Hunting and Agriculture, the best ones for researching AH right away. Please let me know your thoughts and thanks in advance for everybody that will spare some time to help a noob friend not being noob anymore.