(This thread is a duplicate from the BtS forum. I created this During Action Report to showcase some of the difficulties I've been having with learning the new BtS expansion pack. Hope you enjoy.) The place is Sumeria... The year, 1487. B.C.? No! Not B.C., you stupid sod. There aren't a whole lot of changes to BtS in 1487 B.C., now are there? Well, there's espionage. You could get Alphabet or Priesthood as Sumeria to get Ziggurats... Alright, alright, alright. Shut up, shut up. I'll start over. The place is Sumeria... The year, 1487. A.D. Not long ago, the people of Sumeria had thought themselves alone in the world. As every scout they sent forth had found only lions and wolves as opposition. The best laid plans of the great Sumerian dynasty lay in ruins. Gilgamesh I... He built an army of elite vultures fighters to reign his death down upon the animals of the world. If there had been enemies to fight, he would have been ready for them. Gilgamesh II... Widely derided as Mr. This-Alphabet-Thing-Will-Be-Important-Some-Day. As the Sumerians discovered that they were truly alone... The ability to share knowledge was simply not all that useful. Gilgamesh III.... He sought to build many ziggurats to spy upon the foes of Sumeria early! But he found them less than useful when the wolves learned to distinguish between Sumerian spies and other wolves. And so, by 1487 (A.D.), the Sumerians had sent their ships into the deep blue ocean... and discovered that there were in fact other people on this world. The Incans, strangely peaceful people who had not even bothered to settle their entire continent. The Greeks, shifty eyed neighbors to the north. The Aztecs, people who had gone crazy from their own isolation. Finally, the Sumerians had a purpose. An inner peace that came from knowing that they were not alone. They had decided to do what of course needed to be done: to kill every last remaining person who was not Sumerian. And so, their galleons loaded, they rapidly snatched two of the Incan cities (and their one new settlement which had popped up). It turned out that though the Sumerians were isolated and totally misruled... The other rulers of the world were incredibly stupid. The Incans had left their cities defended by 2 archers, but Sumeria had Galleons ferrying 3 macemen each, as well as horse archers to run strafing runs of first defenders. Sumeria raised great blockades around the Incan ports and blasted the few Incan triremes to pieces (before Gunpowder, which is certainly an amazing feat). The Incans didn't take this laying down, they sent forth spies to poison the water of their former citizens, destroy their buildings, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Finally, all that remained was the Incan capitol, a well-defended fortress on a hill with multiple squadrons of longbowmen, chariots, catapults, and horse archers of its own. The Sumerian army took position around it and proceeded with their bombardment... And now for something completely different.