I've played quite a few games of Civ IV but I've never really gotten a good handle on what to build first and I think it's holding me back on getting better. I know in many ways this is situational but some general guidelines would help me quite a bit. Some specific questions about early game build order: My main question is how large your city should be before you start making Settlers/Workers? Your city doesn't grow when making them so I would assume you should at least wait until your city reaches size 2. Also should you build Settlers before Workers or vice versa? Once again I know this is situational but some general rules would help a lot. Finally when it's time to build your second Settler should you let your first city build it (which should be larger than your second city) or should be more focused on building the right units/buildings for your first city and let your second city have the task of building the settler. Thanks in advance.