Just won for the first time on "King" and it was a "backdoor" domination victory. See screenie: Spoiler : http://flic.kr/p/8JPizC I played Siam, and was going for a cultural win. I got placed in the worst possible position...in between two aggressive civs (France to my left, Aztec to my right) in the middle of a pangaea (it was actually generated from the "fractal" map setting)--it was really the opposite of the out of the way start one would like. So, anyway here I am chugging along with my 3 cities trying to max culture and struggling to avoid being run over. The best thing I did was make friends with France early; we had open borders very early on through the rest of the game. I agreed to fight several wars with Napoleon just to maintain the friendship. As the game progressed, France started steamrolling. They took over the west part of the map, then struck east. There were literally MASSES of troops moving through my land from France to conquer the three remaining civs. It became clear that France was going to win, so I shifted gears. I built some trebuchets and moved all my available units to surround Paris. (what, those elephants? we simple Siamese are just putting on a circus...hmm, those catapult thingys are for the renaissance fair lol). This was laughable because by this time France was using artillery and foreign legions! As soon as France knocked out the last civ's capitol, we struck. It didn't even take all the units. So, right now I am in love with the way domination works...on the other hand the AI seemed completely unable to recognize the danger. What do the rest of you think about the new way domination is handled?