How do you decided if it's a good idea to do an early rush or do a fast REX instead? edit: Here's a few sample scenarios. Game 1: Playing as Lincoln on a standard map with barbarians enabled. The start is pretty descent with irrigated corn, silk and lots of river/floodplain, forested hills and forested grassland tiles. Opponents are Sitting Bull, Mansa Musa and Charlemagne. There is a lot of land to settle and the nearest neighboring capital is more than 12 tiles away. Game 2: Playing as Alexander on a standard map with barbarians enabled. The start gives you cows, ivory and lots of production tiles. Your early opponents are Cyrus, Julius Caesar and Hannibal. Cyrus' capital is closest at 10 tiles away. Researching Bronze Working reveals bronze nearby but to get it in BFC you have to place the city in a less than optimal spot.