31 May 2011 Turn 158 - 230 BC Started settler in Babylograd, there still room on the coast. Also started 4 axes toward Hittite, the barb city Decided to start researching Masonry, math, construction gonna need catapults Turn 159 Trade Meditation to Pericles for Masonry We start Math Trade Meditation to Zara for 60 gold Trade wheat to Pericles for corn, no difference for us except maybe better relations Can see that Heliopolis is garrisoned with two untrained archers Turn 160 Capture Hittite, 91 gold, and a worker, lose one axe start monument Can see Pi-Ramsesse is garrisoned by one spear (combat I) Trade Priesthood to Zara for 100 gold, up science to 100% to reduce cash before someone demands it. Turn 162 Can trade Alphabet to Joao for sailing but its such a rip off, Ill hold off a little Turn 163 Finish road to Hittite Turn 166 Trade priesthood to Pericles for 70 gold Trade Alphabet to Joao for sailing, better than nothing Turn 168 Finish Math start Construction (12 turns at 100%) Port Knyaza finish monument start barracks Turn 169 Coppack finish chariot starts archer Chariot scouts southern Egypt Turn 171 Zara demands we change to Judaism, cant do it. Turn 172 Alexandria garrisoned by two axes (combat I and woodsman) and +20% culture defense Cancel corn for wheat to Pericles, trying to get a little gold too but he wont have it, got open borders instead Turn 173 Don finishes monastery start Buddhist missionary Memphis has a combat I sword and archer with +60% culture defense Turns 175 Cow for corn with Genghis Hittite finish monument start archer Turn 177 Finish construction, start calendar Biblyograd finishes settler starts on catapult Settler heads toward north coast Trade Pig to Boudica for deer Okay got 5 axes and will start catapults now sow we can capture Pi-Ramsese from Egypts north coast, then will hopefully capture Alexandria. Cant hold Alexandria so will have to raze and plant our own city nearby. Im pretty sure we can beat the AI in a war but I cant be sure how long before Caesar would give us peace, the danger is always that hell get allies. There is also the economic trouble that war causes, but Im pretty sure its our only way forward from this point. Fingers crossed next turn set will be this weekend, maybe Saturday June 4th.