No civs have a plains-cow tile in their BFC's starting ring, tragically.Wow...Alex's start looks really nice...he's not great but I remember him going nuts on one game last season...i think
It was kind of surprising to see Hannibal win, as I suspect in most 1v1s Hannibal and Lincoln would stalemate due to the latter's land, and there would be pronounced conflict with Suryavarman due to founding different religions. Early success against Lincoln and peace with Suryavarman until the very late game would thus seem unusual. Additionally, I cannot recall off the top of my head, but I think the length of peace in the late game would have eroded the bonus from shared military struggle, especially with all the espionage against Hannibal.Hannibal pulled off one of the best performances ever IMO. So cramped for land and had to break out and while he was breaking out he had another AI dogpile on him and he still managed to consolidate then killed 2 more leaders. Very very impressive but not surprising. Fin + Cha is a super strong combo which helped him economically and Hannibal is also a competent military AI. .
I think if Sury finished Augustus earlier he would have dogpiled on Biz (hated him more + way weaker and then he and Han would have had a shared military struggle so no war would happen.