Things look heavily in my favour early on as Xiphoid overdoes the naval focus and I pull off some nasty early raids before he gets raxes up. However, X exploits some bad management on my part and retakes the map and eventually wins the game. Prior to my bad decision to take the settlement near the end of the game though, I think it could have gone either way. In any case, an interesting game that I think is worth checking out. Not too long, either.