Game I just finished (and lost ). It's in the late game, I'm pushing for an ill-advised wide culture victory when Hiawatha starts pumping out spaceship parts. I have nukes turned off & he's a couple eras ahead of me, so I'm screwed, but then both he & Persia DoW me out of the blue (we'd been friends for the entire game until I chose Freedom & they both went Order). It's Small Continents & both me and Hiawatha have one to ourselves. For the longest time nothing happens, which is fine by me as my entire navy consists of 3 frigates & a caravel. Then the Iroquois show up with a fleet consisting of 4 battleships, 3 Privateers, a Carrier (with two fighters), and a few embarked units. He ends up taking one city, which actually helped me...it was my newest & smallest, and the only city holding me up from building Oxford & NSA. I capture a battleship in the process, blow through some techs so I can upgrade my own frigates, take back the city (after building my national wonders), and set sail for his coast with a fleet of my own. Take one city & as I'm healing up for a push on his capital... ...Darius shows up at the opposite end of my continent with a fleet of his own. He's got 4 battleships, an ironclad, and 3 privateers off the coast of my island city (the one with the GBR), and all I have to defend the area is one lonely crossbow in garrison. I upgrade the crossbow to a gatling gun, buy a battleship, and click next turn expecting to lose my city, when... ...he offers me an even up peace treaty! No possible way I could have held that city for even the one turn, and no way I could've recaptured it in less than 15 more (that's assuming he didn't roll on for more of my unprotected cities on that flank). So of course I accept & continue my assault on Hiawatha's capital, only to learn what happens when battleships and ironclads meet Mr. Nuclear Submarine & his pal, Stealth Bomber.