Summary: Gandhi has taken IronSheep and Nidaros, We've taken Cordoba and Verlamion with no losses. Brennus is dead. Mehmed vassalized Izzy. Mehmed and Izzy are at war with Washington and Hannibal. Gandhi's GNP is slowly going up. Nearly all our military has moved to former Celtia. Democracy is being researched, Communism has 1 turn of research in it to increase its trade value. We want Communism for Spying...even if we don't have the financial clout to sabotage anything, we want to be able to keep tabs on Gandhi's builds.
Turn 0(1700AD): Get OB with Izzy, trade Wine for Dye, Trade Sci Method to Izzy for 190 gold. Maybe she'll trade it to Gandhi.
Turn 1(1703AD): Start pop rushing science buildings in our homeland. Isca Courthouse>Library. Surround Cordoba and Verlamion and should take them next turn. Rush University in IronSheep, Gandhi will take it next turn.
IBT: IronSheep taken by Gandhi
Turn 2(1706AD): Verlamion and Cordoba bombarded, Both will be taken next turn. Galleons begin ferrying troops and workers away from Nidaros to prepare for giving it up
IBT: Mehmed declares war on Brennus...and Gandhi starts pillaging IronSheep's towns that are still covered by Nidaros culture
Turn 3(1709AD): Bio is 5 turns away from finishing, I hope to use it to bribe Mehmed into war with Washington, and to catch us up in tech some by trading it to Washington and Hannibal. Verlamion and Cordoba taken with no losses. Birka founded 1SW of the desert oil.
Turn 4(1712AD): Move troops toward Visigoth to try to make sure Mehmed doesn't vassalize Brennus
Turn 5(1715AD): Units keep moving toward Visigoth
IBT: Weird events...Brennus destroyed by Mehmed, and Izzy becomes peaceful vassal of Mehmed!
Turn 6(1718AD): Demand 30 gold from Washington. Trade Replacement Parts to Izzy for 20 gold. Science is now at 50%, losing 79 gpt, and Bio will be due in 1 turn. We'll also run out of gold at that point. Because Brennus is no more, Hannibal and Washington won't trade Physics anymore...dang it
Turn 7(1721AD): I go trading around Biology. Mehmed is willing to give us 790 gold, his WM, AND declare war on Hannibal!! for Bio, so I gladly trade it to him.
Hannibal gives us Economics, Military Tradition, 290 gold, and his WM for Biology.
Oh yeah...and thanks to recent relations changes, there is now a world war going on. Izzy and Mehmed have declared war on Hannibal and Washington....and we are at war with Gandhi. That should slow down either Mehmed or Hannibal, and hopefully both of them. We should keep our eyes open though in case we need to jump in and prevent one of them from dominating the other.
I also abandoned Nidaros because Gandhi was beginning to close in and pillage. I'd rather give him Nidaros now than have him pillage everything first.
I start research toward Communism for a single turn, perhaps we can convince someone to trade it to us soon. We want it so that we can build Spies and keep an eye on the wars and on what Gandhi's building, so we know what kind of progress he's making on the space ship stuff.
Turn 8(1724AD): Change research to Democracy so we can either just simply adopt Univ Suffrage if desired, and Emancipation, or so we can use our GE on the Statue of Liberty and get a free specialist in each city.
Turn 9(1727AD): Gandhi's troops move next to Nidaros, he should take it this interturn. I see Hannibal and Washington's stacks of troops invading Mehmed...Izzy's stacks are on their way down and Mehmed likely has his moving down as well, since he sent his troops up toward Brennus just before declaring war on Hannibal
IBT: Nidaros taken by Gandhi
Turn 10(1730AD): It appears that the capital doesn't necessarily move to the biggest city, because our new capital is Uppsala, despite Bibracte being our largest city.