It has been a while since I seriously played Civ4, so it probably won't end gloriously. At very least I can recall basics (scouting and early barb protection are likely cause some problems). Settings are no huts, no events, unrestricted leaders, fractal, normal speed. It is not the best combination as leader and civ do not give each other anything too specific, but should do. Start: Spoiler : I think moving scout NW as there are lots of unforested tiles and I likely move settler to plain hill 1E. Alternatively could move SE to check 1SE1E of the scout. Alternatively could move settler to grab second corn and not worry about AH, scout would not reveal much in such case scout move: Spoiler : I don't think it changes my mind about settling... I am inclined to go for PH (earlier worker, earlier warrior, hopefully finding some horses and some neighbours).