Hello, I can’t seem to understand how one can play a good early game on a map with islands considering one can’t have tribes board any of the prehistoric boats? In a Pangea game I will have between 4-8 cities before sedentary lifestyle (once I get chiefdom I expand easily), but to claim neighboring islands, or the neighboring continent, I need to build palisades and establish a military presence securing resources and occupying important squares, and focus research way into the future towards when I can eventually have a settler type unit board a boat. I wanted to enjoy starting on a nice island near a Pangea for a seafaring (Minoan/Carthaginian) experience, but I was isolated on my island crowded with 4 cities while I managed to occupy a 5 tile coastal strip with soldiers and palisades/caves directly across a straight from my starting island. Meanwhile the Hatti expanded from the far coast of the Pangea right up to my occupied coast (they had about eight cities to my 3) by the time I reached sedentary lifestyle. If I want to keep up as an island civ, must I start on a large enough island to put 6-8 medium-good cities on? Or am I missing something? Any archipelago map enthusiasts out there have any advice?