Blah, I missed winning IG by 20 hammers. I had annexed Venice, so there were forests I could have chopped. Or I could have starved Rome down a bit for hammer specialists. Or Sicily could have been helping instead of build a Lighthouse. Its production was so meager, I didn’t think it could matter. We have Sicily back, and not likely to loose it again, but war with Carthage is still pretty much it is a stalemate. Alex just denounced us, so things might be getting ugly soon. Are we allowed to lump-sum sell stuff? We have a few spare lux. Details under spoiler because the turns are getting long. Spoiler : T241 Monaco is now our ally, and they have quests for units, so so I gift them an XB, and send that novice spy to Athens. Coup in Yerevan (success), gift last XP for bonus influence to them. Gift (last) Pike to Tyre for bonus influence. Move veteran Spy to Monaco since I figure we want them forever. Give PoP to Mombassa since they are looking for TR. Cargo Ship to Tirana (Genoa) for quest. Buy Silver from Nebuchadnezzar for market rate and WLtKD. Make peace w/ Enrico. Embark Archeologists to unfog map as much as anything. Kill tally: GWI, GG, Battleship (prized), 2x Frigates T242 Harun now pretending friendly and asks for OB (last turn, he wanted like 10 gpt for OB). Alex takes Salona, killing off Enrico. GMu spawns, which will help with a couple CS quests, but we do not have any Opera Houses. Land an Artillery on Sicily to see if that will work. Rent a Coal and upgrade Caravel. Kill tally: We lost the prized Battleship; Kill 5x Privateers (one prized), Calvary. I resolve to burn Great Admiral if I prize another Battleship. T243 Archeologist captured, and Prized Privateer dies; Kill 2x Battleship and 2x Privateer. T244 Harun enters Atomic Age; Morocco adopts Freedom. Move novice spy to Mecca. IG vote is up, and I check that all cities are one turn to next build, and switch all to production focus. Liberate Santiago. Liberate Sicily (which was only tricky because I didn’t notice that a couple CS ships in the area were hostile). It is not the highest yield for our GW, but I burn it any way because it will let me unlock Volunteer Army. Move GWB to Sicily Kill tally: loose a Privateer (veteran, which tried prizing last turn), and two Artillery (the one that landed on Sicily, and another one that embarked; Kill Battleship and GWI. T245 LOL, Dido thinks we would be happy to give her four cities for peace, and throws a dozen units into the water. Songhai still jamming up the strait between Carthage and Sicily, but now that is working for us. IG passes, and all cities but Sicily assigned to IG. Venice comes out of resistance, so I annex it so it is helping too. FLeas and 3x Artillery are moving NE, to take out Dido’s two isolated cities in France. I cannot get to Agadir because Isabella is blocking it with her ships. Burn Admiral to repair fleet near Sicily (including our only Ironclad). Kill tally: Loose another Privateer; GWI, Calvary x2, Machine Gun, and two CS ships (Galleass and Privateer). T246 Isabella take Agadir. Dido has landed an Artillery on Sicily. Sign RA with Darius. Coup Yerevan and gift 0xp Privateers to them and another CS with unit quests. Kill tally: Artillery, 2x Privateer (one prized), Machine Gun, 3x Battleship. T247 Babylon denounces us. Milan has captured Agadir and is razing it; I cannot re-liberate because I had withdrawn and there are now too many ships for me to get through. Askia is at war with Spain; that may have happened a while ago, but I just noticed. Buy inquisitor for Rome. Electronics unlocked, start Refrigeration. Frigate upgrade to Battle ship is 390 each. Kill tally: loose a Frigate; Kill 3x Battleship, GWI T248 Ramesses denounces us. IG is 50% done and we have 1600 hammers, but GA ends next turn. Looks good to me, so I keep going. Santiago is under heavy assault from CS, so I withdraw. Dido will accept White Peace, but FLeas and Arty just arrived at France, so no thanks. Kill tally: Loose two privateers; Kill battleship and 2x Privateer (one prized). T249 Alex denounces us. Isabella DoWs Sulimand. GA born, which I burn to keep the IG GA going. Dido has submarines now. Sicily has no targets other than Lilybaeum, but I am not so interested. Arty in range of Hippo Diarrhytus, but I do not have LoS. Kill tally: loose a Frigate; Kill submarine, 2x Artillery, machine gun, GAd, Battleship. T250 Harun denounces us, and DoWS Suleiman. Theodora and Ahmad ask us to DoW Suleiman, but I decline. Coup in Yerevan then gift our least experienced Frigate. Kill tally: loose Frigate and Privateer, and GWB (on my turn, from bombing sub); Kill 2x Battleship, GWI, GG Interstitial: loose IG by 20 hammers. Our only battleship dies, but it was merely level 2, and we finally have gold enough now to upgrade one of our double-tap +1 range bombarding Frigates. @raider980, you are up! There were no MoV to kill. Again, I think you will have fun, giving Dido some payback. But I have no idea what our end game is here.