I played the Satavahanas last night. fun game. (UHVs are: 2 shrines by 50bc, spread hinduism and buddhism x3 to SE Asia by 100ad, 12,000 culture by 50ad) started at war with the Mauryans and flipped Bharuch and Ujjain as usual. the Pandyans took Vanchi so I thought it would be best to focus on the Mauryans and their 2 holy cities. I started teching for elephants, catapults and walls and built infrastructure. the Mauryans became the Sungas and attacked Ujjain twice with elephants and catapults. the Sakas arrived but stayed peaceful after I gave them agriculture. Kalinka and the Pandyans were happily at war with each other almost the whole game til Kalinka collapsed. I took both Varanasi and Bhodgaya right at the deadline, collapsing the Sungas, and started sending missionaries. there was no buddhism in my cities til I took the Sunga cities so I had to wait til then for the buddhist ones. the religion spreading was easy, took 2 trips and there were no pirates. I had a great prophet ready but the Sungas/Mauryans had already built both shrines. I used him for a golden age. I got to about 6-7000 culture by 50ad, with artists (from my UB, Statue) in most cities. if you knew for sure that both shrines were built you could go for a great artist but otherwise you need the prophet, although you might be able to get both, artist first, then prophet. I think I should switch the dates on the 2nd and 3rd goals.