I was trying to play the current HOF Major Gauntlet at Emperor level and had a very peaceful game unintentionally. Unfortunately, the required victory is Conquest! I was able to take an early lead by about turn 100 having eliminated my nearest opponent and building/capturing 6 cities. I was slightly ahead of all the AI players on tech up through the middle game. Unfortunately, Fredrick built the AP, which I was not going for since almost everyone shared a common religion and I did not want a Diplomatic (Religious) victory. That was by biggest mistake. For the rest of the game Julius Caesar was the resident of the AP and he passed a resolution to "Stop war with Mesix" everytime I declared war on anybody...even when he was at war with them too. This prevented me from ever going to war and all of the AI players from ever declaring war on me. Neadless to say, this was very frustrating for an attempte at a Conquest win. Back to the drawing board.