This has been amazing to read. I have trouble getting off warlord, but the info I've picked up here might just help me make the jump. Two question zerksees: 1) The situation looked bleak (even by your own starting assessment). What do you think was the turning point(s) that allowed you to start dominating militarily? 2.) Would it have mattered if this were a diety game? Do you think you could have started warmongering so fast - if at all - if it were a higher level?