My first push will be archers. This is AW, so do I need to say more? My first build is a warrior since I start with a scout. After sending the scout north, and seeing coastline, I decide to bring the settler one north. Three from the coast would most likely leave me half of a city up north.
Gandhi must be my closest neighbor, as he shows up first. Considering where Gandhi's warrior showed up, I am glad I built a warrior first. The game might have ended before 3000BC without that warrior. Peter shows up a little bit later. My next enemy is Alexander whom I get my first kill, his scout.
Getting the border to pop will be a pain, but I have secured the critical copper. I also have stone to speed up a lot of wonders.
I finally meet another enemy with Roosevelt. The next victim is Isabella with Saladin shortly after.
This city will be a military only city, but in AW that isn't a bad thing.
The war starts to heat up when Tokugawa shows up with a spear. I will need that copper up and running soon. I enter the classical era when I get code of laws. Hamburg, the big economy city, is the founding location for Confucianism.
I pull of the Oracle slingshot and get civil service. I will appreciate the shield boast in Berlin, and this goes a long way toward improving Munich.
This officially puts me in the medieval era. Of course, it will be a LONG time before I research another tech in that era.