Just wanted to share my best Civ4 achievement so far: 1190 AD conquest win on deity, (standard size pangaea map, normal speed). My goal was to get the earliest possible win. The start was a good one, naturally: Settings: Spoiler : The win: Spoiler : Score: Spoiler : Attached two saves - the start and the completed game. The strategy was a straightforward xbow + trebs rush followed by knights, aiming to vassal the AI's as fast as possible. If I have time and there's interest, I'll post some more details.