Welcome to the 82nd edition of the Lonely Hearts Club for BTS. In the Lonely Hearts Club we explore strategies to cope with one of the most dreaded situations in Civ IV ( possibly the main reason for reloads after the military collapse one ): starting in isolation.... Our next leader is Boudica of the Celtic Empire. Spoiler : Traits: Aggressive & Charismatic The stronger aggressive warriors might come in handy for initial fogbusting. Faster promotions to unlock HE while figting barbs and the extra happiness from monuments makes CHA a somewhat useful trait in isolation. Techs: Mysticism & Hunting Not the most useful techs in isolation. But at least you can get the CHA boosted monuments up early. Unique Building The Dun Walls that give guerilla I promotion to land units. Not likely that this could ever be a useful building in isolation. Unique Unit Gallic Warrior A Swordsman that starts with Guerilla I. Also highly unlikely that this unit will be very useful in this game. The Start Spoiler : For those who are new to total isolation, you may want to take a peek at r_rolo1's guide, You, Yourself and your shadow : Some lessons on isolated starts. Also, the LHC Bullpen. You will find the zipped saves below. Choose your level then choose your level (more precisely) then choose your speed and get underway. For Monarch+, don't forget to add Archery to the barbs. No huts & no events are selected. Suggestions for updates are: Checkpoint 1 - when we have explored the island and are aware of what resources it has. Its not so important when this is, but this is a time to discuss city sites etc. Don't look into a checkpoint 1 spoiler until you have reached this point yourself. Checkpoint 2 - first contact - when we have met all the other AIs. At this point we can discuss our strategy to get to this point and our plans for dealing with them. Checkpoint 3 - when we are committed to a victory condition (or at least think we are). Checkpoint 4 - Victory (or defeat). Finally, a thank you to r_rolo1 and all those that came before him in this series' initial run and to TheMeInTeam for the map creation guides, and to everyone else who co-hosted this series. Enjoy!