Playing with Hammurabi I struggled tell 1800 AD to be able to build a decent military, my game settings: Emperor , Pangaea, Huge Map , 14 opponents. At my 3rd war with Caesar throughout the game I finally kicked his butt and captured Rome in addition to half of his empire, next I made peace with him for the rebuild. my plan was to build jails in every cities after struggling heavily from war weariness, switching to Police state and then re-attack. But..... in the next round all hell broke loose! Shaka declared war on me !! ... he has 5 vessels Suddenly I became at war with 6 countries .. Shaka alone is hard to deal with he is a super power spreading over a big chunk on the continent. While trying to figure out how to deal with the situation Hannibal declared war on the next turn.. Next turn Kublai Khan declared war while he has 2 vessels with him. In 3 turns I found my self at war with 10 countries at once Now Huge forces are building up on my borders , I pulled back from my first city in the line of fire to save as many units as long as I can. I was able to destroy the first two stacks of doom with minimal causalities (after using up to 20 Artilleries), now I have 51 Infantry units and 7 artilleries left. I am building infantries like mad hoping to hold on for few turns until I can make some peace treaties. Any suggestions? do I hold on or restart?