My T42. Just to show what I had in mind in my initial comments. Also, trying to show what I think matters in the early game and what is less significant. Spoiler : So I went BW first because I promised though I think pottery first is a bit better. 4 cities, 4 workers with two more to come by T45. Lots of fps to cottage, a lot of forest to chop and so on. I don't think slavery is very useful here because of strong natural and no -resources. Guess that means I need to build mines even, but have the workers for that. Army consists of 1 warrior and 1 scout which is easily enough. Pottery in 7T and the workers immediately cottage the whole field of flood plains. I think I'll ignore the horse/rice for now and go for copper and an axe attack. Talking about a "rush" with 5 cities feels wrong.