Domquest 1836 victory. My game start was similar to most others I imagine and I posted my micro in the pre-game thread, but rushed great lighthouse and got a settler out by 2000 BC. After that came in, it was a settling frenzy as I tried to get all the good spots quickly. I explored some and noticed the juicy island spot to the SE as well as the NW island visible in the pregame info and decided I wanted to settle those areas quickly for the extra trade routes, they were actually my 4th and 5th cities in 850 and 700 respectively. It took forever for me to be able to find foreign trade routes so this proved fortuitious as Toku wouldn't open borders with me. Here's my city settling Spoiler : Built Great library in 350 BC and Parthenon in 75 BC, had national epic in capital to get a lot of specialists. Toku and Wang Kon were buddhists and so that spread to Cuzco and I converted to keep Toku off my back. I was able to keep tech parity and decided that the only way to win this game was to go on the offensive. Everybody got longbows quickly so I got Lib and researched for curs, cannons, and astro for mammoth naval assaultage. Napoleon was the first target because he was hindu and I wanted to keep toku (the tech leader and largest army) on my good side and deal with him last. Also, WK and TOku were at war with Nappy and I love a good dogpile. I was maybe 3 turns from attacking Nappy when Stalin sneak attacked by sea in 1130. I crushed him with curs, frigates, muskets, and cannons, took his whole island and he capped in 1360. Nappy was still at war with Toku and WK so I took my whole force and landed on his island in 1410 and took his whole mainland and capped him at 1535. By now I'm up to infantry, cav, cannon, and transports and nearing industrialism. Kon and his measly 7 city empire (already weakened by Alex) are declared on in 1620 and capped by 1635. Next, after greece with marines, infantry, occasional tank, alexander is declared on in 1645. I eliminate his mainland and he has 4 crappy island cities but refuses to capitulate. Fine! I wipe him completely out by 1795. Cyrus, who is still defending cities with some longbows and occasional infantry gets attacked in 1806 with tanks, marines, bombers, etc and caps in 1818. Now, Toku is a tough nut to crack because he has large amounts of troops and has industrialism. Hmmm, good thing I'd researched fission and built the Manhattan project . . . 7 ICBMS soften him up and his 70-80+ defenders up and he caps after losing 4-5 cities in 1836.