Caveat: This is probably my least favorite Civ on Deity I dislike the RNG factor to the spawning of Great Prophets but I've gotta good shot this game as it looks like alot of wine available. Spoiler : Settle on the hill to the west; t2 pottery ruin, other ruins gold, spear, & population. Meet both Religious CS and get Godess of the Festival and tech to calendar also find Fountain of Youth. Decide that with the additional happiness from FOY I can go 6 City NC and build the HS while waiting on my satellites to finish their libraries. Track to one of the religious CS and take a barbarian worker so no CS penalty. I might use that as an opportunity to give my galleasses XP before upgrading them to Frigates. Lizzie is going to forward settle me so I rush buy 2 warriors and DoW her on t29 killing on her settler/converting it to worker. It kind of sucks that I had to blow 400 gold that early on warriors but I don't have to worry about York being 5 tiles to my southeast. Plus those warriors are going to be invaluable later when I go to block settlers from England later. All in All not a horrible investment. I receive a DoF from Songhai on turn 37 and Take another worker from Lizzie before offering White Peace. My Tech order so far has been a beeline straight to Philosophy with slight detours to AH and mining. I need to get to Theology quickly to bulb my Liberty finisher and hopefully use the GP to enhance not found a religion. Missed getting religion somewhere near t70 turns with over 230 faith banked. Really wanted to make a run for HS and role play a bit but not this game I suppose. Start Hammering out the Oracle after settler number 6(4th built). Harold is getting a bit aggressive so I pay Lizzie to Dow him probably isn't a hard sell since he settled right on Lizzie's front lawn. She is going to get BTFO in this game, she only has 2 cities her presumed 3 city keeps getting denied by the great wall of warriors and she now has no space to the west as Harold is in her face. My scout finds that Songhai is building oracle too so I pay him to Dow Harold. Just maybe I can get him to whittle down Denmark's defenses and I can suicide one or several of these warriors I keep getting from my CS allies and take his capital. Really bummed about the no religion. I'm going to use the finisher to pop a Great Admiral and check out the other continent. Update to t162 Spoiler : t88 I meet the other continent starting trading for extra happiness and WLTKD. I haven't teched construction yet as I'm trying to make up time getting to Education. Honestly I probably should have at least teched Bronze working earlier that could have been at least 10 gpt. rush buy university in my capital and finish up the NC at around the same time. Sort of a dead period for me while I finish up Universities in my other cities and tech towards frigates. Meanwhile Venice is killed off on t104 and Harold becomes extinct at 113. Now that Universities are up I get lighthouses and start pounding out frigates. Exploration's hammer bonus is noticable when it comes to getting boats out quickly. I have a few CS providing iron, as well as 8 of my own, and I've bought a couple from my Buddy Asaka. 160 found Nicomedia near the rock of Gibralter. It will be a drag on science but the healing to Frigates and in general as a jump off point for more warring will really come in handy. At the same time DOW Lizzie and start killing her fleet, I end up pirating 2 SOLs.