Three of us, myself, Potshot, and Loghound, got into the game about on time on Friday. Mattman had something going on and expected to be late.
Just a couple of turns into this round, I got what I considered a bit of an ill omen. There on the edge of my lands was an Assyrian scout.
Just what I needed, the Assyrians nosing around. As was noted last week, the Assyrians are a bit of a power in our world, at least relative to me. My military advisor had dire warnings about the Assyrians.
While they were not close by and hadn’t dropped a city in my midst… a favored tactic of Civ AIs since forever… I did worry a bit about any interest in my goings on. Assyria had been sitting on Mattman pretty heavily since early in the game when Mattman declared war on Loghound over city placement. Loghound had to drop out for a bit just after that and when the AI took over it denounced Mattman and his Chinese empire (and the AIs take denunciations seriously) made common cause with Assyria who in turn took a city from him and has been growling menacingly at Mattman ever since.
More after the cut.