I was playing on the scenario "earth" and chose India just for the heck of seeing how good their fast workers are. I was either doubling or tripling my opponent's scores by 1 AD, while playing as mongols on this scenario i got whooped. Here's why: 1: Since in this scenario all countries are placed on roughly their modern locations, India is in a great starting point. With the himilayas to the north, ocean to the south, and the weak (and easy to please)persians to the west, all you have to worry about is deep into your NE front, where the chinese await. also, you have many important resources, including incense, ivory, iron, rice, etc. 2: fast workers are some of the best unique units because they have an infinetly large window, and their mobility allows you to move into a jungle space (common in India) and begin work immedietly, giving you a competitive edge in the long term.