blitzkrieg1980: yep, i recently reinstalled bts so it installed with the latest patch jtmacc99: i read your posts in that thread. i tried to go for an early IW build to mass swords/axes. maybe i'm doing something wrong but i can't seem to get enough hammers going in a specialist economy. i understand the basics; i grow the city to about 4-5, make sure each city has a 4-5 food tile and then just mines and farms. i make libraries my priority and since i want to try to sword/axe rush pacal, i go with a barrack as well before pumping out units. but this still brings me back to the problem of not having enough workers to cover the mines. am i suppose to have 2 on food and two on mines with avoid city growth toggled in my city menu? if i do that, i cant switch any citizens to scientists and my tech suffers. i don't think i can post pics yet, but as far as my city locations go i used diamondeye's bitmap as a template. keep berlin at the starting point, #2 goes to the ne to cover the ivory and rice, #3 to the spot to cover the horse and cow, #4 south of berlin to cover the 2 clams. i might have to jump back down to noble to get a hang of running a se.