I have started as England & found myself on a large island, with two CS, though can see another, & managed to see Indonesia & Netherlands due to being in that city. Was going to try my normal Tradition, but thought I would try out Authority with the barbs. Had only seen two camps, but when I picked it, suddenly found seven more, & knew I had picked the right one. Managed to settle another city, but hordes are attacking, & will have to build up forces to take them down, which is really unusual for me to do straight away. Not sure how I am going to get further cities until there has been a cull. Pathfinder, Slinger, & warrior isn't going to do it, but have built another slinger, & building a warrior. I thought I would be crafty & go fishing to embark, but barbs seems to control the seas as well. Hilariously I keep getting told to build a worker, which I don't think will be much use yet.
Must say this is very enjoyable & makes Authority useful for once.