So the 'Worlds' is working well, 22 players today as Zach Russell was able to make it down to play.
After Day 2, there are 5 players with reasonable pretensions to the crown, with two games (and potentially up to 50 points up for grabs)...
75 Glen Noonan I/1 Early Sumerian
75 Andrew Card IV/32
69 John Saunders I/64 Early Japanese
Russell III/56 Khitan Liao
63 Tim Montgomery II/3 Classical Indian
Russell IV/55 Ottoman
It would take something of a miracle for anyone else to slip in, so I think the winner will have to be one of these 5... Quite a mix of armies too.