This thread is not meant to be a long term thread, it is aimed solely at the garnering as many opinions about our current and short term scouting requirements, and how best to fulfill our needs. The current CDP involves us building a further 2 axes, enough to defend our current lands and the next two settlers. However, it does not involve us gaining much more than that. We have enough knowledge of the map to dotmap another 4-6 cities, so our main aims are, as discussed before, to discover other teams. We need to balance the requirements of exploration against the requirements to continue expanding. We should have sailing by t81 at the latest, earlier if we can trade for it. We may have horses from around t85. Exactly how much do we want to dedicate to exploring, and at what cost? Remember, that while we will have a production capacity of slightly more than 50 hpt from t79 onwards, that we still have other requirements, settlers, workers, defenses. Going overboard on expansion is just as bad as too little.