Damn this BNW! You know when you fighting against an army so massive that you can't even aprouch a city? Bismarck kicked my ass yesterday on empereor, pangea, standard. I was playing as Venice, going for a cultural victory(that I still need to win). Got a very good tourism going, having tons of wonders in my capital(and I rly mean it. Don't know exactly how many wonders I build but I had like double of all other civs together. As the game went I fell behind in tech, just a little bit, but the problem was bismarck going only for the lower part of the teach tree. I got my culture spread on 3 civs and I was at plastics when I gave up the game. When bismark built the Appolo Project, I got desperated, since I knew I could not influence him fast enoght(he had tons of culture and I would need a lot of turns to get hotels and Airports). So I though a diplomatic victory would come in hand, but bismark was so rich that I could not buy the city states. Since I was stealing teach for him since the very begining of the game, friendship was out of hand, so I decided to take the risk at building an army, and take my best shoot at his forces and try to slow down his science victory. Austria and Ethiopia joined me in my struggle to defeat bismark. We managed to recapture all the Inca and Ethiopian citys that bismark got, but after this Austria stopped to help, and Ethiopia never helped at all, since he was in the uglyest possible shape. At the start of the war, bismark had 600k points in militar streght, while I had 200k. The difference was: I was attacking with infantary, 3 ww2 bombers and 4 artilhary. Bismark on the other hand, had paratroppers, bombers, helicopters, anti-air units and of course, that artilhary that does not need to waste one action to attack. So I gave up, I could never approuch one of their citys without Austria's help, and For him to kill my artilhary was just too easy as he could replace his soldiers in a blink of an eye. I guess I need to pick my allies more carefuly next time.