I've started 3 games so far, 1 single-player, 1 2v2v2v2 with a buddy, and another 3v3v3 with a couple buddies. In my single-player game, I'm almost to the renaissance with Morocco. Germany and the Huns are north of me and have expanded like crazy towards each other, and have fought on-and-off while generally ignoring me. Now that I became friends with Germany, the Huns just invaded me. In my 2v2v2v2 game, I was playing as Indonesia and in-between the Assyrians and Spanish (who were on a team). I tried to fortify my flank because I saw a siege tower and a couple spears, but then I went into the fog and saw another 2 siege towers, another spearman, and 2 archers. I ended up losing my 2nd city (of 3) right as it finished building a composite bowman. So I lost 2 bowmen when that city got taken, and was left with a composite bowman, a Kriss swordsman, a spearman, and 0gold with -7 gpt. On the other continent, my buddy playing as Portugal was non-stop invaded by Zulu for over 100 turns. He could make zero progress, because the zulu just make Impi forever, which are insanely good, and cost nothing. Someone we managed to save my capital and stabilize me, and I went on to conquer both Spain and Assyria to take my continent, and the Zulu/Venice team has been eliminated on the other. Non-stop war for over 250 turns. In my 3v3v3 game, there has been lots of expansion but nobody has been to war yet. I'm the Shoshone and have basically pinned Babylon up against his coast, he only has 2 cities and no room to expand. I could see him putting tons of swordsman and pikeman along our border, so I put a massive army up on the border, too. I've just had a line of fortified troops for over 100 turns, as if he knows he doesn't stand a chance if he were to invade. He still hasn't made his move.