First post here, just starting playing CIV IV (am I a few years late?) so I thought I'd share a sort of funny screen grab from my second game ever. Isabella, you are not helping: As the story goes: Late game world war. I share Africa with the Vikings and have 90% of the New World besides some small Viking cities. The Ethiopians decided to try and take over Europe and Asia without asking me. They moved and took about 8 or 9 cities in Europe and Asia very quickly, leading me to wonder how large their main attack force must have been. While they were out shopping for cities, I moved a large group to Europe via transport (ugh) and started taking the lightly defended Ethiopian cities from behind. My plan: to cut off their manufacturing capability quickly, leaving their main attack force without reinforcements and dwindled from their deep push into foreign territory. I took about 5 of their largest cities with marginal resistance and thought in the process I also wiped out what was left of their main force. Well, I didn't. Rolling back from their Eastern front came a stack of 20 or so Modern Armor with a lot of experience to boot. They counterattacked and took back two of their own cities and a lot of my tanks in the process. By some stroke of luck though, the scene in the grab played out: I had the main Ethiopian tank force all on one tile, within range of my main arsenal of tactical nukes! How awesome is that?! I imagined the carnage and giggled to myself as I readied the first nuke. Then the tile was gray. What? Turns out Isabella had a few infantry in an adjacent tile. One or two units. She was a "Friendly", so I couldn't fire. I seriously thought about declaring war against her just to nuke them all; I mean honestly, is there any loyalty in war? But she was a vassal of the Vikings, who I could NOT afford a war with on my home terf, so I couldn't. Next turn and the main stack had disappeared. Probably to attack me later. Stupid Isabella, ruined everything.