The three tasks for Babylon: 1.First to discover Writing, Monarchy, Code of Laws The most difficult one is to discover Writing first. If China just go straightly for it, you have nothing to do but fail. So you must have some luck! 2.Make Babylon the most populous city in the world in Turn 84 India is the biggest opponent. Normally, he can develop a city of 8 without any difficult. I have ever seen a population of 10! So again, you must have some luck! 3.Make Babylon the #1 cultural city in Turn 94 Egypt may be the biggest opponent this time. If he completed the Stonehenge, you must build Pyramide to compete with him. Again, please pray for some luck! Starting: Research Mysticism first, then pottery and Writing. It will increase your risk of failing the first task, but you need to complete your Stonehenge asap, at least earlier than Egypt. Build 3 Warrior asap, a plain hill will help you for that. Send the first Warrior to explore the Tribal Village to get some luck, and then go for India. Send the 2nd and 3rd Warrior for India also. The 4th warrior defenses the city. When all of 3 Warriors arrives, declare war on India. Normally, only ONE warrior is defencing his city. You need some luck to take the city If India has found both Hinduism and Buddism, convert to one to prevent its culture growing too fast! If no workers ate captured, build one at once in it. (I just called it 2nd city later) After finishing the 4 Warrior, Babylon begins to build the Stonehenge. After Capturing the 2nd city: Research POLYTHEISM and Priesthood. When Stonehenge is completed, build a granary in Babylon. Farm the wheat and rice in the 2nd city, turn some citizens into Artist When GA appear, lightbulb Monarchy(That's why you should research Polytheism instead of Meditation), adopt hereditary rule and enlarge your population in Babylon asap. Beijing usually won't have a too large population at this time. Turn the citizens of the 2nd city into merchant instead. Try to defence Babylon from the Persian! At least before turn 94. With Stonehenge, it is not difficult to complete the 3rd task, and a gold age begins, helping you to get the Great Merchant earlier. Use the Great Merchant to lightbult Code of Laws, then you win! You can also try to build Oracle in Babylon. Maybe you could get Fedualism for free!