It all started with a bunch of questions in this topic, and I found out I had to start learning using specialists and slavery more. I've begun a game which focuses on both, but mostly specialists, and I'm in need of some help. I attached my current savegame. I follow this guide a little. I think I play the 5th difficulty, since Monarch (the 6th) had too many barbarians attacking me, too early. And I wanted to learn and master this, before moving on. Epic speed, Civ IV without expansions and no mods. 1) My starting town had lots of food due to flood plains. http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/Jzm75812.jpg So I thought about making it 100% food to pump out workers, settlers and maybe ending with being my GP farm. Is this stupid and what would you have done? Maybe I should make it a gold farm now, since I almost have the workers I need? 2) My second town was a production town. Near some forests and hills. http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/5ha75961.jpg It isn't pumping out that many hammers, though. Not quite sure if I did something wrong. 3) This town is another production town. http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/RBJ76043.jpg This has a fine production speed, compared to how new it is. 4) Placed this due to the many hills. The jungle I just started removing. It also closes off more, so I have a "frontier" to defend instead of many holes. http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/yxs76123.jpg 5) Here are my city management screens. I am not sure I completely understand how to specialize them, so you'll probably just laugh. http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/k6f76209.jpg http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/ke376246.jpg http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/L3l76272.jpg http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/W6q76288.jpg This is where I'm at now. This is a test game, so I can take some beatings. Please, let me know what cities you would have chosen for which task etc. I want to learn it!