What's the best civ to start out with, trying to learn this scenario? I played about a dozen turns as the Zulus and it was all war all the time, but I wasn't sure what my goal was. And I tried about 50 turns as the Belgians and played it peacefully; exploring, settling a few cities, digging up artifacts, and buying CS's. Connect all the cities with the most inefficient and circuitous railroad possible. That seemed like a good strategy at first, but then Ethiopia started running away with it and I was falling behind them and Egypt. Also France managed to somehow keep their railroad just a little longer than mine. I don't remember how many turns I played as Ethiopia, but it was boring so I must not have been doing it right. How does Suez work? Is it a massive amount of points that are all-or-nothing, like the railroad? Or is it a few points per turn that accumulate over time?