(December 20th, 1999)
Monuments: 1 large Obelisk, 2 small Obelisks
Begin your struggle to reunite Egypt by cleaning up your recently ransacked city. Clear away rubble and area desirability will improve. If you are wondering what buildings used to be there, right-click on the rubble before deleting it. There are valuable resources here that you cannot do without; therefore, do no destroy everything, or you will definitely lose. Most importantly, make sure that you have a Granary and a Storage Yard.
Be aware of three things at first: there are allocation priorities pre-set by the Overseer of Workers, the gods are displeased, and you do not need to import clay because your city can produce its own.
Your most profitable export is copper, so start mining! Buhen buys copper. If you decide to build Gold Mines, make sure that the City Palace is near them. As soon as your copper exporting becomes stable, begin making weapons. You will need a lot of them to replenish your army and to send to other cities per their requests.
Expect an early invasion. Assuming you continue to support your military labor pool, you should have two complete companies of archers (from the pre-placed Forts) by the time the invasion comes. If you have the money, add a few Towers to the existing Walls. The first invasion comes from the north, on the west bank.
The invasions continue, giving your army only a little time to recover between attacks. There is also a water invasion, so make certain to have some warships. Be aware of land invasions from the east bank, too! Either provide transport ships for moving troops across the river, or build Forts on the east bank. It's probably a good idea to do both. You can use the transport ships later for dispatching troops to distant battles, so they are useful to have around.
When things settle down a little, consider beginning work on the monuments. You have to build two small Obelisks and one large one in Kebet. That's a lot of granite! If you need extra income, you can sell granite to Buhen.
As long as you do everything possible to support your military, your growing city at Kebet should be able to effectively repel all invasions. Balancing the need for military resources without going into too much debt is the biggest challenge here, but it is definitely surmountable.
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