BOTM 148: Sulieman of Ottomans. Sulieman of the Ottomans. You start with a worker and two scouts (in addition to warrior and settler). The AI civilizations start with Deity units. Sulieman has starred in two previous botms: January 2009 and January 2015. There is a lot of land and thus a little extra time. Map almost unedited. Added a couple extra rivers for you. Game settings: Playing as: Sulieman of Ottomans Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Prince Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: None (aka Huts and Events) Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Tectonics (60% water) World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium Sulieman is Imperialistic and Philosophical, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture. The Imperialistic trait gives +100% great general emergence and +50% production of settlers The Philosophical trait gives +100% great people birth rate and double production speed of University Unique unit: Janissary (replaces Musketman) The Janissary benefits from: 25% combat bonus against melee units, 25% combat bonus against archer units, 25% combat bonus against mounted units. This compares with the Musketman which has: no directly comparable benefits. Unique Building: Hammam (replaces Aqueduct) +2 in addition to +2 Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Note that in this game, any espionage-culture victories will be counted as cultural victories. AI starting units: 4 archers, 2 scouts, 1 worker, 2 settlers To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 1 Feb 2018, 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 11 Mar 2018. 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.