preturn: Moscow to max shields at zero growth; St. Pete to spear and to growth in 2 will still get spear in 3, lux to 10%, reasearch to 90% - literature in 6; escort to settler ibt: barbarian uprising near St. Petersburg 330BC: embassies China (Beijing): monarchy, size 6, SoZ, 2 ivory, 3 ACs, 2 spears, 0.10.0, the oracle in 5, 13spt, 13fpt, 12gpt India (Delhi): anarchy, size 4, furs, 2 incense, silks, 2 spears, 3.7.0, the oracle in 9999 (a bit more than half of it is built), 8 spt, 9 fpt, 13 gpt Ottomans (Istanbul): monarchy, size 7, iron, horses, incense, silks, 3 spears, 2.8.0, ToA in 15, 13spt, 18fpt, 17gpt America (Washington): monarchy, size 7, 2 wines, 2 dyes, gems, 2 spears, 0.10.0, ToA in 10, 17fpt, 13spt, 22gpt We will have to get the Lighthouse before America gets ToA, no one has literature so the cascade might end there! IBT: Americans start the Great Lighthouse; China starts the ToA 310BC: Though I understand the reasoning for settling 1 south, I dont have the guts to move further. Rostov is settled just out of reach of the barb camp - spear. Workers merged, Moscow size 11 - Lighthouse in 7. IBT: our curragh gets sunken by barbs; St. Pete spear - spear; Rostov switched to galley 290BC: -- IBT: -- 270BC: we could get construction from the Ottomans for map making + 15gpt - no deal IBT: barbs leave their camp straight east 250BC: St. Pete spear - spear; America and India have literature, lux to 30% for one turn, till Novgorod gets its temple IBT: literature in; Novgorod temple-settler; China completes the Oracle - many builds switch, but non completes 230BC: lux back to 10%, researched turned off IBT: St. Petersburg spear - horse 210BC: lux to 30% for one turn IBT: Ottos declare on India 190BC: I see no way for us to get the Lighthouse and the Library so I switch before the Lighthouse completes next round IBT: India removes Rostovs barbcamp for us 170BC: Moscow is done - it has a 12th tile for working after we join another worker (from Novgorod) and will be a +0 food then IBT: I fear the indians landed on "our" isle (at least I saw a galley sailing there); St. Pete horse - horse; Novgorod settler-worker; Rostov galley-galley; Americans complete ToA 150BC: Novgorod is at 5fpt and 10spt now; settler is escorted by the horse; Library is due in 3 - hope that it will be soon enough.