My first Deity win! 1470 Conquest with Cuirs/Cav. Spoiler : I played through three times; the first time, I didn't expand enough (trouble with barbs, boy they enter territory early) and even though I won Lib at 300 AD, my 5-city empire was too small to produce enough mounted units to take out more than just Wang before everyone got Rifles arounds 1100 AD. The second time, I expanded harder (got the Stone city in the west and the Rice/Crab city in the east) but over-taxed my core cities with whipping. Around 1 AD, I had a lot of size 3-4 cities with no GPP, so I quit since I was too far from Lib to leverage it into a win. The third go-around, I hit a good balance between the two. I missed out on the Stone city, but I got the Cow and Rice/Crab spots in the east and expanded north to get 9 cities. I had less of an issue with barbs this time than the rest too (made sure to get a few more spawn-busters out for the north. I went Ag/Mining/BW/AH/Wheel/Pottery/Writing/Aesthetics. Settled the Gems spot first, then kept growing to size 6 for Settler whips and built Phalanx/Library/Granary to grow back. I got beaten to the Stone spot, but grabbed the Cow in the east, the Rice/Clam spot one turn before Darius, a city 3W of the cap to work cottages/Horses and farms, and one more north to seal off the north with culture. I filled in two more north and one NE of Athens to share the Corn and Iron. I made sure to get Libraries up quickly everywhere and run Scientists so I wouldn't fall behind in the race to mounted. Diplo was probably what saved me, because I Libbed MT around 600 AD and attacked Wang at around 900 AD (IIRC). Wang/Darius/FDR were Buddhist, while Monty/Peter/HC were all Hindu. Wang had the Stone city so he was more of a target for Peter/HC than I, so they went for him, and for some reason Monty DOW'd FDR just for kicks. At one point 5 of the 6 were at war with two other AIs. I stayed out of it, got to MT, whipped the hell out of my cities, and rolled to a pretty easy mounted win (though Rifles still came pretty quickly for the AI, I had the numbers at that point). I went Wang/Darius/Roosevelt/HC/Peter/Monty for the win (basically going for the next-closest person to Rifiling at all times). This was a fun map. I love Pericles' traits, when I was moving to Immortal he was one of my favorites as I adjusted to how fast I needed to get Libraries built and GScientists to bulb.