A few weeks ago I mentioned I'd have some spare time over the holidays to post a few games... so let's get started. Turn 0 - Turn 16 Turn 16 - Turn 22 Turn 22 - Turn 28 Turn 28 - Turn 43 Turn 43 - Turn 52 Turn 52 - Turn 60 Turn 60 - Turn 75 Turn 75 - Turn 88 Turn 88 - Turn 100 Turn 100 - Turn 115 Turn 115 - Turn 130 Turn 130 - Turn 150 Turn 150 - Turn 159 Short post about the direction to take next Turn 159 - Turn 171 Turn 171 - Turn 215 (The end) I also recommend skimming through the posts to read on AbsoluteZero's shadow game for a good example of espionage economy and nuclear warfare. (Will add links later) Settings: Fractal Normal Speed No Huts No Events Everything else standard Anyway, I picked my favorite leader, she still is..., Hatshepsut. So what did Santa have in his bag for me as my first start? This is most excellent. Looking quickly at this start, I will obviously settle 1W. Feel free to debate on why/why not. Shadows in spoilers are welcome and please avoid posting spoilerish information if you look at WB/more advanced progress than I have. I plan on slow-going... making short but, hopefully, educative posts. While I know the start is incredibly strong, I have not played single player in about 2 months so bear with me as I make several "silly rookie mistakes"