OK, so I'd noticed the AI making massive, and I mean massive empires with Hiawatha. Yet when I looked at his abilities they didn't seem spectacular. So I played a few games to try him out. Holy Hiawatha, Batman. If you get dropped into a forest Hiawatha is an economic powerhouse. Don't think of his UA as one of increased movement - ie, only free roads. It also means there is little to no maintenance cost, so it becomes an economic UA. In my last game I had a network of cities at one point in the midgame bringing in 80 GPT in trade, with only 10 GPT tile maintenance. That's a lot of free cash. It saves workers' time, and cities hook up and start providing GP from trade before it would have been profitable to lay down a road. The Iroquois are also well suited to an isolated start - other civs tend to leave you alone in the forest, as it is slow slogging at 1 hex per turn. You, however, are moving like it's road. If they try to invade, it's a slaughterhouse. They can only see and move one hex. You can see everyone because they are in your empire, you can move quickly and the Mohawk Warrior gets a +50% bonus attacking into forest. Like I said, slaughterhouse. The longhouse is no slouch either. At +1P for every forest tile worked, if you start throwing down lumber mills with an additional +1P, your production can be amazing. The combination of economic and production bonuses is quite substantial with the Iroquois, and they are much stronger than they appear at first glance. Anyone else having this much fun with them?