I have been following this forum for some time. There are a few topics about wars. My query is, I build my second city once my capital turns 3 in size. I settle that city, to my knowledge on a reasonable tile depending on what I will specialise that city. I then start spawning hopefully bronze troops. (I proberly do about x5 axeman maybe a few chariots if I have the horses.) by the time I have an army, the civ I want to wipe out has x4 cities. so the army maybe good to wipe out 2 of the 4. by this time I do not have the army to take out the last 2 cities, because the AI spawn so many troops (which looks like more that what the AI cities have in size.) I then go peace with them by the time I have built up the army again to finish the AI off they have another 4 cities. Difficulty is only prince. the topics I have read, what the experiance civ players have done. They wipe the civs out with little effort. What am I doing wrong. How would you take out the 1st 2 cities warly on. This is a save you can experiment on. Please show screenshot as you take out the 2 closest civs. The american/mayans are the closest to you.