BOTM 176: Stalin of Russia. State Property vs Free Market. Stalin of Russia starts with Communism and State Property Civic. The other civilizations start with Economics and Free Market. Mahalo to our guest mapmaker, Pangaea. Emperor difficulty, but other civs start with Monarch units. Barbarians start with Hunting and Archery. Spoiler Apologies : Sorry I'm late. Pangaea created the game long ago but I didn't get it posted before leaving on vacation. In the picture you see Stalin enjoying a swim under a waterfall on the road to Hana. Your state property results may vary. Game settings: Playing as: Stalin of Russia Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Emperor Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Play to See World Wrap: None Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_tropical Sea level: Sealevel_medium Stalin is Industrious and Aggressive, and you start with Communism, Hunting and Mining. The Industrious trait gives +50% wonder production and double production speed of Forge The Aggressive trait gives free Combat I promotion for melee and gunpowder units and double production speed of Barracks and Drydock Unique unit: Cossack (replaces Cavalry) The Cossack benefits from: 50% combat bonus against mounted units. This compares with the Cavalry which has: no directly comparable benefits. Unique Building: Research Institute (replaces Laboratory) 2 Free Scientist Specialists in addition to Laboratory: +25% research, +50% Spaceship Production, can turn 1 citizen into scientist 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. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 27 May 2019, 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 30 Jun 2019. 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.