Won two games on prince as Raiding/Financial Lanun w/ Fellowship of the Leaves...went chants->mysticism, fishing->sailing, then fellowship tract, then get bronze/iron swordsman, then get guardian of nature, then get warfare. By mid-game, my civics are usually City states or rarely God-king, Religion, Military State, Guardian of Nature, Fend for themselves (no upkeep helps keep costs down; you get plenty of health and happiness from Guardian of Nature), and Apprenticeship. They are all fairly lower end techs, so you can have this by early midgame. Your cities don't require many workers except for the trade network, and you get 3F/3C from oceans, and 3F/1H from Ancient Forests, all with a lighthouse and a little waiting. Both games, two civs declared war on me simultaneously, I had a lot of bronze warriors and then pumped tons of swordsmen through drafting. I had my first few cities around 12+ population merely by being on the coast + lighthouse. Guardian of Nature gives you tons of happiness and health, so you really can draft the same city till it's out of population before the unhappiness becomes a serious problem. Also, you can build Lanun inland fortresses ala elves style because ancient forests give you 3F/1H (or 2F/2H) and not have to worry about their farm penalty. Overall, good synery. Just remember to use something other than military state until you are at war, the upkeep is just not worth it.