BOTM 180: Napoleon of France. It's deity. What more can I say! I playtested it long enough to found a second city and found I was already in a hole. Good luck! Because this is deity, and because of recent issues with the BOTM release dates, you have just over 6 weeks to play this one. Oh - and if this all looks a bit much, there is an easier adventurer save. Game settings: Playing as: Napoleon of France Rivals: 7 AIs Difficulty: Deity Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No barbarians, no goody huts, no random events+- Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Continents World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Climate: Tropical Sea level: Medium Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N Napoleon is Organized and Charismatic, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture. The Organized trait gives -50% civic upkeep and double production speed of Courthouse, Factory and Lighthouse 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) Maybe not the most useful unique building... the only benefit over the observatory is that the salon gives you a free artist. 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: You play on emperor level. And I've even been kind enough to remove some of the AI's deity starting units for you. On the adventurer save, all AIs start with one settler, one worker, one scout and two archers. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 20 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 2 Sep 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.