BOTM 156: The Mighty Qin After encountering a spatial anomaly a British military plane has crashed near the nomadic people of China. Ordinary in their own time the 4 surviving crew members are extraordinary in these pre-historic times. Can you utilise their incredible talents to build a dynasty the likes of which the world has never seen? Game settings: Playing as: The Mighty Qin of China Rivals: 4 AIs Difficulty: Deity Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No vassal states, no goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Starting Units: Settler, Warrior, Great Spy, Great General, Great Prophet & Great Engineer Map settings: Map: Pangaea World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_small Climate: Climate_tropical Sea level: Sealevel_low The Chinese start with Agriculture and Mining. Qin is INDustrious and PROtective. IND means 50% wonder production and cheap forges. A very strong trait! PRO means archers and gunpowder units start with CG I and Drill I and you can build cheap walls and castles if you really want to! His UB: the Pavilion, a Theatre that gives an extra 25%, excellent synergy with a Wonder Spamming Cultural Victory strategy. His UU: the Cho-Ko-Nu, a souped-up crossbow with a second first strike that does collateral damage like siege engines. They also get free CG1 and drill promotion from PRO trait. This is an excellent unit to wage war with, if you can get it early enough. 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: Deity sounds scary. Emperor level will be a lot easier especially as the crew's bomber survived the crash landing! To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 16th July 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 15th Aug 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 3.19.005 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.