I do OK playing Prince but have been unable to get traction at Monarch. Are there any good strategy guides I should be looking at? Looking at the attached save-game, you can see that I got pinched in the opening and managed to cobble together a win over Hannibal, but my economy is in ruins and my research has really suffered for it. Gilgamesh is normally a soft target but in this case I can't hope to catch him technologically. Are there some starting positions that are just unplayable? I tried this one three times and this is the best I was able to do so far.