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Sauty (Lykopolis)

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Angel Jayhawk
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Era/Kingdom: New Kingdom
Score: 11648
Difficulty: Normal
Sauty (New Kingdom) Normal
550 months
C100, P100, K100, Pop 8695, 107966Db
Score 11648

This one was a bit of a problem, and I'm still not proud of the city.

The first try I did was with a pyramid in each of the available corners. This did no work out as the space for housing was even less than I hoped. The pyramids went up, slowly but steady, but I don't think I was going to make the population request. I also was about to get beaten up as my troops were beaten abroad.
Anyroad, I restarted.

I decided to put two pyramids close together on the narrow bit of shore and the other on the opposite side. I started my primary development on that side as well, with blocks for mining, jewelers and brickmakers and one for selling stuff at the docks.
When work was well underway on the first two pyramids, I opened up the island for my fleet and more agriculture. As the trade route to Kerma opened I opened up the linen trade and build more housing and started working on the manor block.

My fleets returned safely and I had to get some infantry done in time for a request for ground troops (this meant I had to go back to a save game (lost 2-3 years) Work started on the third pyramid by the time my bricklayers started getting useless and I moved them across the Nile, together with some masons and the carpenter.
I might have moved the brick industry, but with the workcamps mainly on the other side (except for the ones close to the mines I opened at the back of the pyramid for limestone, things progressed fairly quickly. I think I may have lost a load or two on the floodplain, though.

The two pyramids finished, I started distributing beer outside the palace complex and adding courthouses, schools and libraries. I removed all of the masons from the far shore and as soon as I had no need for bricks on my last pyramid, I started exporting them and reducing my brickworks and workcamps on that side.

With the third pyramid done I removed my construction crews and most of the workcamps. I then spend a year or two getting enough papyrus to up my library rating enough to get a perfect score for culture.

As I said, Sauty is not as pretty as I'd like, but it got the job done...

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