The medieval period lasts from 400 BC to 1400 AD. The goal for this period is to increase our army so that we are no longer dead last in soldiers and invite attack by our belligerent neighbors.
Our research progression with the dates discovered is:
Iron Working (600 BC) – Polytheism (525 BC) – Monotheism (400 BC, followed by a revolution) – Horseback Riding (100 BC) – Metal Casting (275 AD) – Machinery (640 AD) – Mathematics (760 AD) – Currency (880 AD) – Drama (980 AD) – Construction (980 AD, trade) – Sailing (1040 AD, peace deal) – Theology (1060 AD) – Calendar (1070 AD, in a trade) – Philosophy (1150 AD) – Music (1210 AD) – Monarchy (1240 AD) – Literature (1310 AD) – Feudalism (1380 AD, trade) – Printing Press (1400 AD)
Other noteworthy events include an open border treaty with the Germans in 600 BC followed by the founding of Philadelphia in 425 BC. In the year 350 BC we are ranked third richest country and promptly Genghis Khan cancel the open border treaty. Our valiant scout gets killed by barbarians in 300 BC while in Washington the first swordsmen unit is started. We refuse the unreasonable demands of Genghis Khan, moving us closer to war in 175 BC, but we are not ready. We liberate the city of Scythian from the barbarians and include it into our mighty empire. By 100 AD we have finished several units of swordsmen and feel a little safer now. In 150 AD Saladin tries to blackmail a technology from us, but he barked up the wrong tree. By 250 AD we feel comfortable in our military so that we continue some civilian production with a new missionary in Washington. Temple are blooming everywhere and in 375 Zoroaster is born in Boston where he founds the Kong Miao. For some reason, this seems to upset Genghis Khan and he declares war in 425 AD. In turn we resume the creation of swordsmen and invite Hatshepsut to the party, which she joins in exchange for Horseback Riding. In 600 AD, with a little help from Egypt, we capture Turfan with three sword- and one axemen versus two archers and one UU. In 620 AD, despite the war with the Mongols, we found Atlanta and capture Sarmatia from the barbarians, no need to recall the small force sent out before the outbreak of the war. In 760 a great scientist founds his academy in Washington and Boston begins work on the Chichen Itza just one turn later.
We are ranked number one for the first time as the largest civilization in 820. We trade for Alphabet from our Egyptian friends and give them Metal Casting for it in 840. The same year Karakorum falls to our victorious troops. Moreover, Saladin trades us incense for some fur, which we have in abundance. Our good trade relations with Saladin continue in 980 when we acquire Construction and 100 gold in exchange for Code-of-laws. The completion of Chichen Itza in Boston in 1030 sends Genghis Khan to the negotiating table and we wrestle a peace from him in exchange for Sailing and 60 gold. The year 1040, which saw the peace deal with the Mongols, also witnessed the completion of the Hanging Gardens in Washington and the cancellation of the fur trade with Saladin.
Trade deals with Bismarck (Calendar and 210 gold for Theology, 1070), Saladin (Crabs for Ivory, 1140) and Hatshepsut (Rice for Corn, 1180) are accepted while a request by Genghis Khan to declare war on Egypt is summarily dismissed in 1080.
Great works are being start all over the country; Akron builds Angkor Wat (1160 – 1330), Boston the Sistine Chapel (1170 – 1330), New York the Globe Theater (1250 – 1350) and Washington constructs the National Epic (1270 – 1340). Boston also works on Notre Dame but construction, which began in 1330, will last past 1400.
The village of Chicago is founded in 1300 and maybe it will contribute to our empire in the future, but for now it remains a backward place.
The year 1330 sees some diplomatic action as we turn down requests from both Genghis Khan and Bismarck. In 1360 we strengthen our ties with Hatshepsut by sharing world maps and agreeing on a 5 gold/turn for fur exchange. Saladin offers Feudalism for Paper and 240 gold and we reluctantly agree.
The year 1400 advances use to the Renaissance. We are ranked first in all categories now. A magnificent future awaits us …