I fixed my page with the Japan war, you can read that now.
>The early war with Russia is fascinating, as was your
>choice to surrender the fertile western lands on the
I was, unusually, scared of Russia militarily. If I rushed a city over to that cows area, and Russia decided they wanted it... well, it would have been theirs. I chickened out a bit and focused on the "safe" lands on the southern peninsula. That decision did cost me both in the early expansion and for having a size 30 city there, which almost everyone else got. I applied as much cultural pressure to Odessa as I could, but it didn't flip before I decided to go to war.
>Congrats on the wonders and the wars. Your game
>sounded fun! Mine was a typical expansion game, as I
>claimed large chunks of three major islands to the
>east with my own settlers.
I simply don't have the patience to sail out and settle. I can't stand managing cities with more than half corruption, and the logistics of shuttling workers and troops back and forth drives me batty. I'd much rather just take the nearby lands - in this game, from Russia and later japan.
I got Map Making WAY too late - a huge
, but still could have settled a spot or two on Big Island, but didn't. And I completely missed the existence of Northern Island entirely -- that island held most of the fish/whale resource scenario points.
My Modern Age came, I think, in 1540 (extrapolating from having Tanks in 1500; I'll check the saves later) - very slightly (2-3 turns) behind you. Had we both gone for fastest launch, we would have differed by that same margin -- exactly as between us in Epic One! Wow
>Your Persia held out, and no civs were wiped out in
>your game? I had three with toe tags in mine, yet I
>played it honorably!
Nobody ever attacked Babylon, Persia, China, or Egypt's mainland except me very late. Both Russia and Japan were scattered to zillions of islands by the time I wiped them off their starting continents, and nobody else ever pressed war against them.
Looks like Babylon and Zulu fought early in everyone's game. In mine, Babylon knocked the Zulu down to about two cities, then inexplicably stopped. Zulu just barely hung on to those five incense resources there, and I'd bet that's why nobody ever attacked them the rest of the game - they always had active incense deals with everyone (most of the time they didn't even have one available to trade to me) which nobody wanted to break.