here is the strat i tried some days ago on a pangea map/marathon speed/normal size with babylon civ and allowed me to win easily on emperor then immortal and now deity o_O (whereas i have much difficulty to win immortal usualy) build order : 1 worker then pump out bowmen + keep money to buy bowmen till you have 6 or 7 science : archery first then take those to work ressources then all science to upgrade bowmen worker : build farms to grow fast to 5 or 6 then switch city to production only strat : scout with first warrior till you have 3 bowmen, buy a bowmen as soon as you have 700 golds. Use all bowmen to kill barb camps to gain experience and money (try to get city raider fast) once you have 3 bowmen, attack the closest civ and kill it, then do the same to the next and third. If you can't wipe entirely the 4th just try to get his capital and down it enough so that it will not attack you for the rest of the game and so on to the win. In my current deity game i wiped chinese then mongols then aztecs then i took half romans and i am almost done with egyptians. Last will be russian but i am already far away on score and i will hit rifle in 5 turns (and i will be the first to get it). where is the problem? Is the game really broken?! How can it be so easy to win on deity ?