Time is short, so I'll start a discussion about how we want to proceed on a military front, then maybe CivGeneral can take over and post a poll when he visits the forum. (If nothing has been posted by 1400GMT Friday, I will post a poll quickly before I leave for my weekend away). Please discuss the following areas, and anything else you can think of: Should we be building legions in lieu of archers? Or elephants? We'll have them soon. Should we be building dips as defensive agents? Should we be sending triremes with dips to the Vikings and/or Indians? Should we be sending empty triremes on exploratory missions in dangerous areas? Should we be setting up embassies so we know what we are dealing with? Do we need to patrol the mountain region near LC? Do we want to send a trireme along the pole with a dip to look for other AI's? Both the Indians and Vikings appear to still be in depotism. This means they will be cheap to purchase at the moment. Maybe we need to locate a remote Indian city to subvert, and send some of our own defensive units with the dip. Or even find an uninhabited bit of land to build a town in.