Stalin's Iron Fist: Part III OK, things have livened up a bit as we have been at war (still no danged GG to settle), made a good friend, and have a questionable neighbor. As you all may know by now, we have NO iron! I have NOT entered wrold builder and we are doing just fine. Techpath: IW/Math/HBR/construction/Aesthetics/polytheism/lit/fuedalism/CS/paper (almost). OK, first of all after teching IW OK, we mined every open hill and hope for the best!. To add insult to injury, we got tyhat random event for better swordsmen! War finally breaks out as Ragnar attacks Liz. Diplomaticlly we have the Buddhists in Ragnar and Liz, and the Hindus in Joao and Hannibal! We later opt for the Hindus. We nailed several wonders And traded MC arround a bit The relations with Liz soured, must have been the numerour DoWs I did! Monarchy may seam useless as we are in representation but it is a requirement for Fuedalism which we do need. And I just love this wonder as a war-monger Finally we get this request which we honor. My thinking is that Ragnar and Hannibal will both leave me alone since they have to get through my lands to attack Liz. We did manage to raze one English city. Which was about all we did this segment outside of our borders. This was where we adopted hinduism. I do not trust Joao, but I cannot afford to take on more than 2 AIs and Ragnar is an issue. As you can see. We fought a successful defensive war, not losing a single unit, but not killing enough Vikings to get a GG. We also asked Hannibal for copper which he obliged giving us at least axes. A few more trades And after teching CS we changed civics. Great for building more wonders! While still at war with Liz we finally get a Great Scientist and we saved. The view of the city. Healthwise we are doing very well. TEchs we are holding our own. OK, we are still at war with Liz. Some items to discuss 1) What to do with the GS. We do not have an academy yet, but likely the next GP is another GS. Then again we have a great headstart in the liberalism race and bulbing most of education. Also education is ONE step from gunpowder and Muskets!!! Plus FAST access to universities and OXFORD! 2) War. Liz seams well entrenched and Ragnar is falling behind. I am considering attacking both at appropriate times. 3) I think we should aim for rifles/cossacks and see how much damage we can do. If we can whittle the world down to 2 AIs that are at each other's throat by the end of that era, I feel pretty good. So how am I doing!