Founding A City As cities will be of vital importance to your nation, understanding how and where you should found them is your first step on the path to greatness. Your first city in the world is settled by your Sovereign. In order to place it, simply move your Sovereign to a valid location on the map and click the Settle button. We will get more into city locations a little later. While your Sovereign will found your first city, you will need Pioneer units to settle all cities after that. Pioneers Pioneers area basic trained unit that every faction has access to from the start of the game. They are crucial for expanding your nation through settling cities and constructing outpost. Be careful with your Pioneers, as they have no defenses of their own. You would do well to protect them on their voyages into the world Settle City - In order to settle a city with a Pioneer you will need to find a suitable location, move your Pioneer there, and click the Settle button. Any location with visible tile yields can support a city. Land near resources, fertile looking land and rivers are often places you can look to find tiles with yields. · Build Outpost - Building an Outpost is even easier than settling a city. Outposts can be built on any vacant tile that isn’t in claimed territory by moving your Pioneer there and clicking the Outpost button. Outposts are extremely useful for claiming resources in areas that could not support a city, or even just extending your borders. Keep in mind that unlike cities, Outposts will not generate tax revenue or have a build queue. Any resources claimed near the Outpost will be counted as attached to the closest city and any upgrades you wish to build on the Outpost will be added to that city’s build queue.