Hey all, I'm new to this board. I hope this is the right sub-forum to ask this question. I'm stuck and keep getting stuck in a deity game as Tomyris. The start location is pretty good - as you can see lots of luxury resources, with a Temple of Artemis begging to be built. The AI near me (Cree) isn't a particularly good martial race but somehow I get either bad heroes or my troops arrive too late and he has walls/crossbows. I've tried replaying four times from Turn 1 and give up by turns 40-70. The outcome is always the same. I get boxed in with hostile neighbors and 2-3 cities max. Sometimes Russia attacks me as well. I settle around Turn 3 to get a good site. My build order is usually: 1. Slinger 2. Worker -> 3 improvements 3. Settler 4. Slinger x5, upgrade to archers 5. Temple of Artemis In my other playthroughs I've tried ditching the settler, going for a monument + discover a hero and variations thereof. I always try to push north and attack Cree/Poundmaker first. If my troops are low in count or out of place, he will attack my capital. Any advice would be appreciated Of course I am going for a domination victory.