A. I have a question regarding tactics, and I am unsure if this is the appropriate place to ask it? I feel as though the main civ 5 forum would be useless because the game mechanics of CEP are quite different. B. So, I have pretty much got to the point where I win 100% of the time on king difficulty. However I am now attempting to move up to the next level in difficulty "Emperor." I generally play on a large/huge map, and I am running into a definite issue towards mid/late game. The situation is as such; 1. Around the information era I have nearly double the scientific output, culture, manufacturing that my opponents do, and generally the same number of cities. Yet the computer is nearly at the same exact number of techs/policies as I am... in spite of the fact that their science/culture/output is 1/2 of mine. 2. As modern age approaches, one or two civs will begin to mass produce cities. For me this presents a challenge because of if I want to make new cities to attempt to keep up in production/gold creation, I incur the penalties towards science and policy cost. 3. At this point, one or two civs now have massive advantages in all major indices, while seemingly ignoring the cost penalty in science and culture. The solutions to this that I see are A. take military advantage much early in the game (which isn't always possible on larger maps) or B. ... well I haven't come up with a second solution yet. Any information/help/anecdotes regarding this would be greatly appreciated!