I could use some advice as I get used to warring on Immortal. I am playing Assyria, and so going for Tradition, but I still want to take cities to make use early tech steal. So the consistent pattern for me after several failed attempts is: 1) I can take the first city no problem. 2) After the first city my Anti-Warmonger is generally between 30-49% depending on the severity of the city taking (I assume, I've seen this variance when I take the first city but I don't know what causes it, most of the time it goes right to 49 after so often I've seen 30ish). 3) After that, my troops have a much harder time, and will often die to 2 hits from enemy units, so I have to play very carefully. 4) Either I mess up and loss too many units, or the battles take too long. And often the AI gets to Knights while I've been focused less on science and more on units. With knights they then just crush me all the way back to my cities. So first question, is this just a failing of attempting with this with Tradition as opposed to Authority (which would makes sense, Authority is the war tree after all). Also, is my ambition too high about taking several cities, should I just accept the one city, and then sue for peace/hold defense?