Game continued... IBT: It gets worse. Australia lands a stack on our home island. It will be tricky to get troops there to rout them. And we've lost Saltpeter. Ouch. Turn 6 (1480 AD): Well, it could be worse. We can seize Salt from the Persians if we build a new city near Arbela. Defense of Medan: Cav retreats from Musket (3/4) Cav kills Musket Cav kills Cav rInfantry dies to MDI rSword kills 2/4 MDI Near Bogor - Sword kills Aus Spear => 2/4 MDI kills Spear Binjai founded near Tegal. We redline two Infantry next to Banjarmasin. Lose eCav on the first Second eCav handles it. vCav loses 2hp on the second but kills it. Well, so much for the Arbela plan. Army *retreats* from a single Infantry IBT: Australia lands on New Guinea. Turn 7 (1485 AD): Karachi: Bombard the defenders. We only manage to ping two Infantry Army kills 2 Infantry and razes the city! We burn at least one Frigate with the city Found Kendari near Arbela. Bandar Lampung: Cav narrowly kills Musket MDI kills MDI Looks like the Zulu are set to take Hamadan (Sri Lanka) IBT: Persian Infantry attacks ...and promotes our Conscript Inf Sioux complete the Manhattan project. Turn 8 (1490 AD): Not much...just moving troops into position. IBT: Not much happens...so much for Persian attack! Turn 9 (1495 AD): Arbela: We bombard and redline 3 Infantry plus a Cav We lose one eCav on the first redlined Inf Cav kills it => 2/5 Cav kills second Inf => 2/5 Lose vCav vCav kills Inf vCav kills Cav and razes the city! Purwokerto founded to claim the Salt. Antioch: Army kills Inf First Cav Army kills second Inf First Cav Army kills third Inf and razes the city. IBT: All is quiet... Turn 10 (1500 AD): Pematang Siantar founded between Tegal and Kendari, helping lock in the Indian subcontinent for us. Palangkaraya founded between Kendari and Purwokerto -- again, helping establish our territory. Found Dumai near Purwokerto, too. I tried to prioritize settling cities on hills and plains vs. grassland in India; that area will simply be tax-farm country.