Pre: Cancel all deals with Cyrus, which leads to some health problems. Switch towns to maximise production and stop growth. Our stack closes in on Bactra 1545AD: Chemistry - replacable parts. Sell chemistry to Asoka for economics and to Peter for a war declaration on Cyrus. Sell spices to Asoka for 8gpt and bomb Bactra's defenses to zero. Lose a knight and two elephants killing three longbows, a mace and a musket. 1550AD: Trade gems for wheat from Peter. Persian galleon destroys our fishing boat, we lose our fish. Did you know a galleon blocks all squares around it from beeing worked? Our wounded units pillage the territory around Bactra's ruins, the others move towards Sidon. 1555AD: Lose an elephant on defense against an attacking rifle; another one kills the rifle. Cyrus golden age ends. 1560AD: Decartes is born in Paris. We start a golden age to increase production and to catch up in techs. We get fish from Asoka for rice. 1565AD: Replacable parts - rifling. Sidon is bombarded, but will need more. 1570AD: Sidon's defenses are destroyed. We still need more troops around Sidon before the attack. 1575AD: Alex demands us to stop trading with Asoka - no. We lose a musket, an elephant, a mace and a pike killing a rifle, a longbow and a pike. 1580AD: -- 1585AD: Asoka demands we stop trading with Peter - no. We get whales for ivory from Asoka (elephant time is really over now) and nationalism for replacable parts + 300gold from Peter. 1590AD: Rifling - steam power. Sell rifling for constitution + 290gold to Peter - we will need jails soon. 1595AD: Sink a Persian caravel. 1600AD: Our golden age ends. Our frigate has pillaged some sea improvements. We are soon ready to invade Persia. If possible, we should wipe them out in one go. Expect 2-3 rifles per town. Save.