I struggle to win domination strategies on small maps playing at monarch level. I have an idea for how to do it with China. Here it is: China is industrious and militaristic. Build a barracks first in the capitol and then toggle between archers and settlers at proper intervals maintaining optimal happiness Build workers first in every new city and barracks, archers if economy can handle it. Spread out as quickly as possible. Try to find other civs and uses workers (ind) to build roads toward them. Study wheel and iron and hook those resources up as soon as possible. Beeline research toward monarch next, then chivalry... and don't worry about research after chivalry. Take every opportunity to capture AI cities pop 2 or higher (don't bother with pop 1's). Build temples first in every AI captured city. Hurry the build when possible. Take every AI Capitol possible. Should be able to win domination strategy with Riders. If this strategy resembles someone elses, then it's coincidence. I welcome all thoughts and ideas. Now I need to go make it happen.