Hi, folks. I popped in about a year ago and I'm back again. TLDR: Looking for recommendations on a civ to play with a balanced playstyle between warmonger/builder. I have tried all the Civs, am familiar with traits and UU's and have read all the Civ reviews, just want to see if there is an angle I haven't considered for what would suit me best. I wanted to see if anyone has any thoughts as to what civ would best suit me, based on my playstyle which I'll describe below. I play much more casually than I'm sure most of the people here do, but I'd love to get better. What I prefer to do is to take out the closest opponent as quickly as I can, to give myself that much more elbow room to expand. But then, somewhere between late MA / early IA, sit back and build towards Cultural or Space Race Victory (Domination, or what I call "Diet Conquest", is turned off, as well as Diplomatic). So I tend to place a higher value on early UU's and GA's than what appears to be consensus. Being a straight-up warmonger is not for me. I just don't want to spend the entire game grinding out wars. Which is why, as much as I'm in love with the Aztecs' quick growth and their Super-Scout UU (and taking a super aggressive Civ out of the AI's control), I feel forced to choose between playing a style I don't like or wasting their natural strengths. The problem is, even if you're not looking for war, sometimes war comes looking for you. So as a straight up builder like India, I feel I'm leaving myself vulnerable to being run over by an aggressive neighbor before I can get to my UU. So that's where I tend to use the Mil trait as a crutch, even if I don't want to be a purely warlike player. Who do you recommend I give another look to? Should I lean into a Civ like Greece and trust the Hoplites to keep us safe, and use SGL's to hurry SoZ/KT to supplement the war effort while I chase down a Space victory? Is Germany a better choice, with the head start on tech having the side benefit of keeping an advanced military, even if I don't get the optimal utility from the UU?