Hello everyone... I've been a lurker here for a while, and would just like someone to explain a few things to me.... I'm not a bad civ player, I usually play on Monarch/Emperor, so I have a good grip on games basics... Here are the questions 1st - How does moving out your army out of the city and letting enemy SOD take it, then attack it the same round help you???? Wouldn't it be easier to just attack them from your city, and destroying them just outside the city???? Or are there some defensive bonuses that the enemy army loses when it is in your city?????? 2nd - How to properly use whipping..... so that it is actually useful..... When is the right time to whip and at what city size etc....... 3rd - The tech micromanaging.... how does running it at 100% and then at 0% to save some money make it better.... is it because of the 25%/50% money bonuses etc or something....? And is this type of micromanaging actually worth it? 4th - With BTS I haven't really used Spies sooo much... what are they really useful for and do you actually make lots of them and focus on them????