Thanks for the feedback. 1) Not really to worried about Spain 2) England - yes they research too fast. 3) Naval Mines are really a waste of time. I tried making them invisble and the ships just sailed over them. And when they were enabled the entire allied fleet suicided itself on them. 4) Commandoes can't capture cities as per design and fact. They can be used to attack Fortress and a stronger in it. 5) Events, you can set the frequency in CIV4EraInfos. I have learnt a lot of new tricks in my development of SP1 and will work on 1.05 along the lines of my last post.