Interesting to see such engagement going on in this post. Yes, this world dis still young and if you judge a tribe for being weak this early on then I sense quite the folly. Who cares if they take over barbs, they could have their own reasons for doing so and if it's an experienced tribe then I'm sure it's no mistake on their part. Let's just see how this world develops and if that tribe happened to be mistaken on that tactic than so be it, I doubt it still makes them weak none the less. The only mistakes I see are when tribes have everyone in a single province grouped up with no room for others to really grow, especially in their core. I've seen a few instances of that in this world.