BOTM 179: Winnie of England. Can you win as Winnie? This should be a hard monarch game. No tech trading hurts the human player and slows down the tech pace. Churchill hasn't starred since Nov 2013. "If you touch it, you buy it" - no razing and no flipping will also make the game different. Game settings: Playing as: Winnie of England Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Monarch Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No city razing, no city culture-flipping, no tech trading, no vassal states, no goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Global Highlands - Snaky Continents World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_low Winnie is Charismatic and Protective, and you start with Fishing and Mining. The Charismatic trait gives +1 happiness/city, and -25% experience required for unit promotions +1 for monument and broadcast tower The Protective trait gives free City Garrison I and Drill I promotion for archery and gunpowder units and double production speed of Castle and Walls Unique unit: Redcoat (replaces Rifleman) The Redcoat benefits from: 25% combat bonus against mounted units, 25% combat bonus against gun units. This compares with the Rifleman which has: 25% combat bonus against mounted units. Unique Building: Stock Exchange (replaces Bank) Stock exchange provides +65% instead of Bank's mere +50%. 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 12 Jul 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 19 Aug 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.