Since I have a lot of free time (unemployed) atm, I've been messing around and seeing if it's possible to beat Earth18 conquest with always war, and wondering if it's even possible. I've tried: Qin Shi Huang - Rushing genghis and then settling all the rich land to the south, and eventually taking out tokugawa. I hit a wall there when trying to fight asoka as cyrus would always get in the way. Elizabeth - quickly settled 4 cities in Britain, then I sent a couple galleys w/axes to take out isabella, the reasoning was that I wouldn't know frederick until he or louis got writing, and I wanted to meet each civ as late as possible. Louis and isabella are easy but then frederick is a huge pain as he expands fast to Scandinavia, and rome being on a hill is a pain. At this point cyrus+genghis+qin overpower me. Montezuma - I tried this yesterday, the plan was to beeline iron working and start chopping all the forests in south america. There's so many riverside grasslands I thought I could maybe come back from a tech deficient. Roosevelt is pretty easy to take out, but huanya is annoying since you need galleys/galleons, he builds his cities on hills with walls, and your jaguars aren't that strong. Other civs started meeting me by T210ish with caravels and I was 8-10 techs behind, and it was only a matter of time before galleons of troops come rushing over. This has been the most promising attempt so far, it could definitely be improved. The only other strat I can possibly see working is Hatty, rush mansa with like 6 chariots, then beeline feudalism with all your FP cottages, build a canal city in front of saladin (which is on a hill) and spam longbows while your try to settle the rest of africa. Curious if this scenario is even possible like this. Even on Noble it's much harder than I thought, anyone have any other suggestions I could try?