I have been trying to beat this UHV all week, trying a couple of things you all suggested, but couldn't get it to work. So, took from all the suggestions and also changed a few things. I'm wondering if anyone else has tried it this way. Basicially what I did was turn one, move my settler to found my capital on lahore. I started working the marble tile and produced warriors until size 3. With my initial warrior i swung northwest, then northeast, heading towards beijing, and popping the two huts on the way. I also told warrior number 2 to go straight towards beijing, as soon as it was produced. Warrior 1 tries to find barbarians on the way to beijing to level up and upgrade to city raider 1, then heals. I got lucky and both warriors made it to beijing around turn 27, where I declared war, then captured beijing. The worker made its way back to india via the mountain passes and jungle to work the marble tile Back in Lahore, the next warrior went towards the balkans and europe to pop huts, and the one after that hit south india then came back to defend. Next I started building stonhenge, which I finish, then make the oracle. For research, beeline to monotheism, then meditation, preisthood, writing. The oracle gets mathematics for confucianism and catapults. The next great prophet coming out of lahore bulbs theology (which gets you religion 5), and the rest is researched after getting agriculture and iron working. When the carthaginians and romans come around, trade for anything possible, and hope for the best. Next, code of laws, then construction, calender and currency. Once code of laws is built, then start expanding. Dilli, and then another city to the right of the rice, south of beijing. I settled a few more cities, but looking back, those four would have been more than enough. So, that was how I did it. If anyone has any questions, ask away, I'll try to clarify.