BOTM 213: Charlemagne of Holy Rome. A lovely little rainforest game. As a starting gift, you have two archers. A quick look at the options for this game might give a clue why I did that. Game settings: Playing as: Charlemagne of Holy Rome Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Emperor Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: Raging barbarians, aggressive AI, no vassal states, no goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Rainforest World Wrap: None Mapsize: Standard Climate: Temperate Sea level: Medium Map latitudes: -15°S to 15°N Charlemagne is Imperialistic and Protective, and you start with Mysticism and Hunting. The Imperialistic trait gives +100% great general emergence and +50% production of settlers 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: Landsknecht (replaces Pikeman) The Landsknecht benefits from: 100% combat bonus against mounted units, 100% combat bonus against melee units. This compares with the Pikeman which has: 100% combat bonus against mounted units. Unique Building: Rathaus (replaces Courthouse) The rathaus is like a super-powerful courthouse: It gives +75% reduction in city maintenance costs! Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 16 May 2021, 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 16 Jun 2021. 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.