I decided to start a new game here. Map settings: Large, Iroquois, Continent, Normal Speed I got a nice spot next to the sea with lots of Forests. The Continent I am on is a good size with lots of different terrain and resources. Neighbors: Japan, Germany, the Aztecs, Russia and Greece. Huhuhuhu... It looks like I will have to practice my military skills for this one. On a plus note, I already fended off Japan's warrior rush and started to march towards his city. He sued for peace and gave me 100g and 2g/turn. Luckily, no one else is that close by so I have some time to grow and advance.