my biggest "blunder" was not really a game play, but more a misunderstanding about how things work. in my very first game, when i got IW, i immediately searched and searched for how to make the Iron Works small wonder but I could not find coal (obviously, because I did not had not discovered steam). since i did not now of this forum, and the instruction booklet and civpedia were very sketchy, i wasted a couple hours before i finally gave up... later, i would stumble upon this site, where i would find a wealth of information which is far more valuable than those few wasted hours... game play blunder - playing Persians, at war, I discover Republic and revolt, figuring that the AI will not attack my frontline city with that has an Immortal (unfortified). next turn, the AI attacks, my Immortal defends and is victorious thus triggering my GA during Anarchy. shoulda waited for peace before revolting - blunder because i was perfectly aware that this could happen but i was trying to be greedy and have the GA as soon as i was in Republic. or, while playing Persia on unpatched vanilla, i built tons of warriors planning to upgrade them to Immortals. well unpatched vanilla doesn't allow for this so I had like 30 or 40 warriors and a bunch of cash with no UU. can we say warrior scouts?