Fan favorite Iceland has an unfortunate starting location. TPang has promised “bonuses” in the form of boosting Greenland’s geography and a galley in place of a warrior at the beginning. They have an extreme bias to forward settle other continents though, and even get a unique great person (the Skald, replacing the great writer) to help them in their quest. However, The British Isles and Scandinavia are well overpopulated, keeping them from any expansion outside of Westward. No Unique Unit, no army or naval advantage, and no wartime advantage will make them hard pressed to succeed.