I had this problem to a slightly lesser extent with Civ3, but how do you manage to get a Conquest win without first triggering Domination on anything but a pangea map? The problem I have is that any AI that is small will always stock up a settler or two so if I raze any significant area of cities another AI will plop down a city. I can never seem to get myself into a position where I am strong enough to be at war with EVERYONE left, have enough units to control the areas that I've razed and finish everyone off. My last game I didn't even raze, but when I captured a city it was far enough away from the rest that there was ONE tile that was 3 tiles away, coastal, and not within any borders. Sure enough England sends over a transport with a settler and 3 mech inf. I play on Noble with small maps (too many crashes for me on normal). Usually this means 2 continents with 2 civs each, and one smaller continent with 1 civ within galley range of one of the others. I usually take out my neighbor early, then one of the two civs on the other large continent. That leaves me with 2 and I can never manage to get both of them without triggering a domination first, and usually I think if I had domination disabled I would lose to space race before I could kill them both. I'm thinking one possibility might be to first take my continent as usual, and then go after all the coastal cities of 2 AIs so they can't send out settlers anymore, but they'll just rebuild them.. How are you guys pulling it off?