4000 BC (0) I can tell we've done this to many times at deity. I got a decent start, but cancelled when I realized I didn't start with monarchy. After fixing to monarchy we still get some stupid starts. I refuse to start next to tundra, next to volcano, etc. Plus I don't want to replay a civ already done. We are Turkey. I move a square to save a bonus grassland tile. 3950 BC (1) Worker houses are ordered up. (IT) A warrior is ordered up. 2750 BC (25) Edrine is founded. I start with ordering up a flag. We have 3 good tiles to get under control. 2620 BC (28) (IT) Slavers hut is complete. 2580 BC (29) I up the slider to 10% happy. Edrine completes the flag. Next up is walls. If attacks come from the north, this will be the city hit. 2460 BC (32) (IT) Next up is pottery. It isn't on the path to monarchy. However, we may want a granary in a city or two. Plus we have wines, and it opens up supply center wines. We need every scrap of income we can get on hands on. 2300 BC (33) I up the happy slider again to 20%. 2140 BC (37) Istanbul has hit the magic 10 shields. 2020 BC (41) (IT) Next up is the polytheism. It is cheap for us now. We will eventually want temples. 1900 BC (43) Bursa is founded. A flag is ordered up. 1700 BC (48) (IT) The wheel is really cheap. It is time to find our horses. Plus we get another small wonder to auto produce units. 1660 BC (50) I went a little too far in the north exploring. We have met Japan. I dial them up, and immediately declare war.