It's always good to begin a turnset and immediately hear the war horn. Mansa is in the game? Did we all forget to check the soldier counts? Approximately how long will it take us to reach Civil Service, in a CoL ---> Civil Service ---> Construction tech path? If MM still lacks Writing, he won't get to CoLs to Construction any time soon. So we should probably evaluate our own situation first and foremost, and the benefits of going to Construction early. If we intend to switch into Bureaucracy with Monarchy, we will presumably be the ones who research CoLs, so the main question is "when?" Founding Confucianism also means that Mansa will ignore CoLs entirely, which will increase the likelihood that he will go to Alphabet or Metal Casting: both useful techs for us to trade. Getting Mansa AI to Alphabet early, in fact, would be huge for us, since it will open up Iron Working and Monarchy. So I would favor sticking with CoLs.