Once the Germans would talk to me I made peace with them and found I had actually caught them up in technology. The Maya also made peace with Germany but then declared war on the Hittites so I guess they wont be around much longer. In fact they only lasted a couple of turns and the original 12 civs that had started the game were now down to just 5 and I was one of them. Then the Russians demanded ivory. I was preparing to fight them soon but if they declared on me first I would get an initial bout of war happiness, so I told them to piss off. Russia duly declared war and Oh Sh*t! This is just a small part of the stack of units that crossed into my territory. 21 Cossacks led the way from this stack of 10 guerrillas, 91 infantry, 3 marines and a TOW, but surprisingly no tanks. I had no choice but to throw everything I had into the front lines. My plan would be to take out the Cossacks first then bombard the main stack of infantry and pack the threatened border town of Exeter with troops. At least it had barracks and a wall. The Russians would either retreat their wounded units or attack anyway. However I had no idea yet where their tanks and bombers were. That lone TOW wasnt a good sign either. I attacked with the few cavalry I had for one loss and a new leader. Then my armies accounted for the rest of the Cossacks and I sent in 62 artillery. They damaged the TOW and 42 infantry. There are still a lot left though. I moved 10 armies and a dozen infantry into Exeter along with sundry other units and hit end turn. Well I found out where the bombers were! There were 25 bombing attacks on my border towns, injuring units and unfortunately taking out Exeter's barracks. The wounded infantry retreated but the rest stayed put and were reinforced with even more. No Cossacks this time, and still no tanks, but not looking good.