Monarch, Huge Map. 9 civs including myself. Its easy to get a ton of units. All u have to do is stick with Monarchy as a government, expand, and dense build around ur 2 capitals. Also, get the pyramids so that u can mine all the spaces around ur city (u won't need irrigation) One trick I sometimes use is to get a lot of horseman, get Learnado's Workshop, and upgrade all the horseman. First thing I do when I attack is to deny the enemy horses. Or if they don't have horses in the first place, all the better. The computer is silly because they get a ton of footsoldiers, which are pathetic against hordes of calvary. One final thing: If a Civ wars on u (instead of the other way around), always get one other civ to ally with u. That way, that civ that just allied with u will pull in other civs to war against the person warring on u. Thats how I got the Greeks crushed on my continent. How do u avoid the "Need CD to RUN" problem with version 1.21f? i can't upgrade since I got my game from a friend and am running it w/o a cd.