OK looked at the save, excellent set Iustus The warriors seem set to rally the Iroquois area. As tech path, writing will give us something to build and the scientist slots. Then I like AH like you said to unlock horses, and because it opens up the last worker techs (the wheel and trapping). I'd say yes, but I would scout him a bit, as Iroquois gets a lot of bonus in forests and iirc their unique unit is early (Iron working?). Might be worth checking what special effect it has I would wait for a bit more units as well (I am really scared by our lack of ranged. So far I had success starting rushes with 4 melee 4 range, so i am not sure how many melee units are needed to make up for our abscence of range... should get better in later wars though). Very cautious about this. I am always astonished at the dates this thing is built. Beside, I may have gotten the pyramids ability wrong (Rusten told me it might work the other way -need to check this for good), and I believe early scientist have higher return than earlier civic. Finally, getting in medieval era thanks to a scientist early has some civic advantages, namely unlocking patronage. Some food for discussion... (for now I prefer mids -> lib) I agree (a bit more comments just in the beginning of the post ) Cheers, Raskolnikov edit1: we may want to sell our marble right away for 300 gold to either chinese, japanese, or even better, the unfortunate Iroquois edit2: What do you think of letting the south peninsula UNSETTLED (maybe grab the whale tile with some city though), so it keeps spawning barb camps. Letting a unit in the vicinity would allow us to farm units regularly. edit3: thanks Gyathaar for the convertor tool!