Most people will give you a list of the things they feel would make the Civ3 game playing experience more enjoyable. My personal list included all sorts of things ranging from realistic bombardment engagements all the way to a better set of naval unit abilities just to name a few. After a little self inspection, I found that all these wants and needs were of almost no value if I did not focus in on learning how to play the first 50 to 100 turns of the game as if these were all that really mattered in the game. Ultimately, the way you understand and play the opening sequence of the game will determine how much fun you have in the later stages of the game. Here is a link to series of webpages that focus on the key skills of learning how to assess your opening terrain position and then what tasks you need to complete in order to get the most power out of your start position. Improving Your Opening Play Sequences If you play a powerful opening sequence, you will have the position, production, and military power to guarantee that you can win the game on almost any difficulty level. Enjoy the article, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here for discussion.