Fix for the 1st UHV is in the SVN. I chose 2500 based on a game I played with them. I got around 3000 in the end. However, I was very lucky, as France was strong and had a lot of wars which provided me a lot of points. I did get 15+ points/turn quite easily, with peaks of 20 points/turn. Maybe this game gave me a slightly wrong idea what is doable. But I think 2500 is a doable, but still challenging number if France is strong enough for you to get a shot. 12 points/turn isn't that hard. OB and relations provide 3/turn. Defensive pact (only at the end) provide 2 more. You can get a lot from trading resources. Start trading right away. I traded the barley near Edinburgh for wheat. You lose the health of the barley, but you get the health from wheat in return, so you don't gain, but also don't lose anything regarding health. But you do get the trade points. Also, giving away resources for free also counts towards export. If France has a corporation (which you can help by giving them a required GP) can really help with that, as it allows several copies of a resource to be traded away. Last but not least, wars. Common war with England does provide some nice points. France is also very likely to lead the crusade. A few other wars, which aren't that uncommon and you can help other civs start a war, provide some additional points.