Notes: Freights: Peugeot Gold next to hieraconpolis to be dumped there for decent payout. Strasbourg Dye to deliver to Heliopolis. Amiens Hides made it as far as Toulouse - dump on Hieraconpolis for decent payout. 4 trucks in St. Emilion to be used for Hoover Dam. Obsolete units have pretty much been upgraded. All Galleons, Pikemen, Crusaders, Dragoons and Diplomats have been disbanded toward more modern units. One musket has yet to be replaced in Leeds. Our "Homeland Defense" is paper thin. We could still use a few mobile response units in case any AI civs want to pay us a visit. I thought about rushing Hoover on that last turn by using the 4 vans and paying gold for the rest, but nobody is researching Electronics still, so I spent money on some other priorities first. Ship-Chains: - Two boats allow 2-way traffic between london and Cunaxa - Boats can sail one way between Fayette-Cremona-Chablis-Reading to connect mainland to England. Just sail back and forth each turn. - 3 boat chain allows delivery of freights to the shore E. of Hieraconpolis, or near Giza for delivery to other cities each turn. (Once RR out of Roquefort extended, this can be shortened to just go to Roquefort) I tried to get working on Andu's plan to get transportation to the south through a series of RR connected cities and transport hops. Trade payouts down south could be massive, even for undemanded goods. The Engineers in egypt should continue RRing down the East side of Heliopolis and Elephantine to Marseilles, then build a transport so they can start building colonies reaching farther south. We just jumped up to Supreme on the power rating so AI attitudes turned sharply against us. I would NOT try to get any gifts from our allies at this point. The right-of-passage through Egypt is too valuable to risk at this point. And ending the mogol alliance will force our southern exploring units back home. Our Reputation actually improved due to the capture of the Eiffel Tower. China keeps sending cavalry and cannons toward Nanking. During my turns, they would withdraw the troops when asked, but I doubt this will last much longer. Hopefully the defenses there can hold if attacked. Once some ports on the S. Shore of England are taken, they should build transports to help support chinese effort. Several freights have been rushed in england and on the island W. of london. Those cities can build goods demanded by Egyptian cities like Hieraconpolis (see turn 5 comments) By using the ship-chains, they should be sent back to the main island and delivered to Egypt for decent payouts. Ideally, I would have built barracks, and waited until robotics before going on the offensive, but I figured I only had 5 turns...might as well go for broke. While all the armor were built without barracks (except the ones defending in Nanking), many have been upgraded to vet status in battle. We should complete miniaturization research next turn. Some cities with lots of ocean squares (Gaulish Village in particular) should switch to Offshore platforms and rushbuild it.