Created when the world was a very coniferous place, Pathways separates opponents with a thick forest. My favorite civ on this map is Celt, where their 20% Seige fire sate bonus comes in handy when Siege Onager'ing through miles of soon-to-be sawdust and once you arrive at the doorstep, Treb vs. Treb battles favor Celts all they way. My $0.02. Or Chinese. Be Chinese.