I briefly considered using a lion maze to complement the towers, but I opted for wall obstructions instead. I somehow found it easier to disperse the attacking enemies from the western side. The straight-line speed of the attacks seems faster on the southern border. The 3 legions from the southern wall were sometimes not enough to combat the large attacks.
Design-wise, there are fountains on the palace block which are more decorative than functional. Same with the 2x2 plazas on the inner rings of housing blocks.
Played this at VH using Julius 1.60
No debt, no blessings, no gifts, no protestors and all requests fulfilled.
Progressive saves include the immigration push, first taxation and the attacks.