Spoiler : This is my third map and it seems that the first two were rated easy and I agree that the Russian Map was very easy for whatever a player wants to do with that map. The England map was easy but a little more on the tricky side for Domination and a little bit too much work for me to get into Longbows when I had a wall of water on one side and a wall of CS goodness on the other so for me it was a no-brain turtle game. This game is harder but a little more annoying to me. I would like to get the War Machine rolling but I opted to play a tech game and friendly on all fronts. The one thing about this game that I am happy about is that I was able to block any sort of city spam from The Hunnic Empire with my one little warrior and I brought over an archer as well trying to take out a barb camp that I was late to. I bribed him to war with Germany so that should keep him busy and it seems he didn't try to expand to his West and is playing Friendly with my only DOF Morocco. My NC was around turn 85 and I had to rush buy 3 Libraries which is unusual but I wanted to try to get a religion and my other expos just didn't have much in the way of growth or production. I guess all this jungle will be nice now that I have EDU on turn 111 and rush bought the University. I would of enjoyed trying to take down England in the early game but she was too far and I find her easier to deal with after getting the tech advantage on her so I gave her a free lux and some gold and my 1st Trade Route to get her to ally me but no avail just yet. She did send me two Trade Routes and I took mine out of her to start sending food to Gao. She seems to have taken over Austrias capital.