BOTM 108: Catherine - Ladies Night Ladies Night! All the BtS ladies in one place! Woo hoo! Note: Espionage culture victories will count as normal culture victories for this game. Game settings: Playing as: Catherine of Russia Rivals: 5 AI Difficulty: Monarch Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: no huts, no events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Maze x4 wide World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Your traits are Creative and Imperialistic and you start with knowledge of HUNTING, and MINING Creative +2 culture per city. Double production speed of Library, Theater, and Colosseum. Imperialistic Great General emergence increased 100 percent. 50% faster production of Settlers. Unique unit Cossack; Replaces Cavalry Doesn't receive defensive bonuses Can withdraw from combat (30% chance) +50% vs. Cannons +50% vs. Mounted Units Can flank attack against cannons Unique building is the Research Institute; Replaces Laboratory Unique building for the Russians; Replaces Laboratory +1 unhealth +25% science +50% spaceship production Can turn 1 citizen into scientist +2 free scientists Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Adventurer Class bonuses: N/A Challenger Class Equalizers: N/A To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 01 June 2016, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<. Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 01 July 2016. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here. Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here. While playing... Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying. We will open 'spoiler' threads during the month for players to discuss what happens in their games. Do not discuss any details of your game outside those threads.