As typical, I had a few rejected starts. This is going to be very difficult. The odds of surviving in the center row of the map are very low. We need to be toward the top or bottom. Other rejects were starting all plains tiles, and mountain choked. I also realized that coastal start sucks. We get to many contacts via boat. We don’t need 5+ enemies before my initial set is done. 4000 BC (0) I need archers above all for some offense. I also want to build Slaver’s Hut ASAP. Research starts on warrior code. 3750 BC (5) It looks like the coast may be close. After border expansion, I see a water tile. 3200 BC (16) I didn’t want to find another civ this early. War #1 has already begun. There capitol must be close.