I know its been an awfully long time coming but I finally have the time and motivation to work on a new version. The focus will be on completeness and bug-fixing and I'm going to try to stick to a no-new-features-or-mechanics rule, but there will be new content and quite a bit of content removed. I started fresh (may seem crazy to some but its how I like to work) from a template I made from the final version of Sword of Islam about two weeks ago and its going well. I didn't want to post about it until I had gotten to the point where I was sure I would finish it, and I think I am at that point now. Hopefully I will have an alpha to release in a week or so. As a teaser of what's to come, the biggest change in the new version is: the start and end dates of the mod will be 480BC and c.500AD. The Athenians and Macedonians will be added as playable civs and all the civs after the Guptas will either be gone or made non-playable. I've felt for a long time that Athens and Macedonia needed to be included in a mod that said it was about the classical world, and that the late civs needed to be cut. I chose the 480BC start because it was about the earliest I could go without having to deal with the historical lives of religion-founders Confucius, Buddha and Mahavira, who all lived at times of political fragmentation and weren't obviously associated with any particular state. The exact end date will be determined by the Sassanid and Gupta UHVs, but I will try to make it as early as possible. Thanks to everyone for the continued interest, and especially to Sitalkas for his enthusiasm. I don't think I would have found the will to tackle this otherwise.