I havent ended the turn yet, but I looked over the land and looked back at posts. I have rushed a few projects and plan to get a 2 boats shipped from our east to some place next turn. I think Cempoala (Aztec) is a good place. That could be defended I think and I can attack it in the next couple turns, though I dont know the garrison there and if 4 berserks can take it. So text turn you want me to take Mecca and not waste turns going around the river? The 2 armies at Baghdad will heal and should be operational in a couple turns.