BOTM 155: Teh Gauls of France. Teh Gauls (DeGaulle) has led his people north following an ecological desertification disaster in their homeland. Will they find peace and plenty in the fertile grasslands of Teh Centre? Or will they be forced to fight for their little bit of clay? You face three teams of leaders that like to build units. DeGaulle has good traits but had starred the least of any leader with only two previous appearances. Game settings: Playing as: Teh Gauls of France Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Warlord Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No barbarians, unrestricted leaders, no vassal states, no goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Edited Hub World Wrap: None Mapsize: Worldsize_small Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium Teh Gauls is Industrious and Charismatic, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture. The Industrious trait gives +50% wonder production and double production speed of Forge The Charismatic trait gives +1 happiness/city, and -25% experience required for unit promotions Unique unit: Musketeer (replaces Musketman) The Musketeer benefits from: 2 movement points. This compares with the Musketman which has: 1 movement point. Unique Building: Salon (replaces Observatory) A free artist in addition to Observatory's +25% 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. Adventurer Class bonuses: Teams sounds scary. Chieftain level will be a lot easier. Challenger Class Equalizers: Teams? Bring it on! Emperor level might be a challenge. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 8 Jun 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 15 Jul 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.