Have you ever went to war too soon? The buildup took so so long and you said I got to go now. But you just don 't feel quite right about it. The right elements are just not there at this time but I just HAVE to go right now or.... Or you feel confident of your military strategies and tactics so much. Your military is ranked 2 and the Civ you are attacking is not the #1 so you know you have this down just like all the other conquest even the ones you had such bad odds. Well because you are just that good. Well I am playing Portugal right now. Pedro is on his way to culture victory potentially. I am the tech leader and has better troop mass than him. After he gobbled up China. I knew I had to get him. So Darius is his neighbor to the West. He 's in on the party. Arabia is in on the party. Oda is in on the party. No problemo I m thinking right. They all say give me 10 turns to prepare. Darius coming in from the West and me from the East. I have a City state all be it just liberated so no troops as part of my invasion area. Overwhelming force. First problem Darius attacks too soon. Attacks 6 turns later and he has a outdated wimpy force. I attack on the tenth turn because I really am not ready but feel I have to go now. Pedro is in Africa. Arabia is below me in Asia and Oda is in North America. They don 't even deploy ships as far as I can see. Darius keeps Pedro busy for a little but not much. All I needed was a little help. Pedro had bombers and a nice fleet of them. I had nothing anti-air. My fighters could not reach my cities and I did not think to buy a carrier to too many turns later. So yes a military blunder because I feel guilty sometimes for playing the game so much I mentally make mistakes. So I say let 's just plunder and destroy his economy and that 's what I do . Were still at war and now I have a carrier and Battleships and Destroyers attacking the lesser cities. With Pedro and 136 HP cities,bombers, and me no anti-air forces. I was being decimated. So what do you do when your in a entanglement usually. Do you pull out or do you do like Hitler and say go in there guys and don 't return unless you bring home victory no matter the odds.