(December 20th, 1999)
In Timna, you'll begin to realize that you are not alone in the world. Pharaoh - and sometimes even other cities - will begin to make demands for goods that they need. When Pharaoh or another city makes a demand, you are given a limited amount of time in which to fulfill the request. Do what you can to be prepared to meet these requests in the time allotted: if you are late delivering the goods, or if you don't comply with the request at all, your Kingdom Rating may suffer. Make sure you have plenty of goods in storage to keep up with requests as the game progresses, specifically copper, gems, copper, money, copper and weapons. Did we mention copper? You'll want to build your city close to the natural resources and get your industries started as soon as possible. It's easy to end up with all your structures crowded around the city's resources, so remember to leave space for your city to grow.
Try to place Hunting Lodges near the ostrich flock and Granaries near the Hunting Lodges. This will help maximize game meat production. It's possible to hunt enough food to feed all of your people, but you may need to import additional food.
As with Thinis, keep your Palace relatively close to the mines to reduce the gold-to-deben turnaround time.
In addition to demands for goods, there will be another reminder that you're not alone: enemy attacks. In this city, Bedouin nomads are your enemy. They are quick, but not very strong. A mixed force of archers and infantry should have little problem dealing with the invasions.
One more note: when building your city, be careful not to build close to the edge of the play area. Since invading forces appear at the edge of the play area, you could find enemies in the heart of your city before your soldiers have time to respond!
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