I have played Civ 4 off and on since it came out and love it. Just got back into it. Still remember enough to win through Prince level without too much problem. So, I tried to make the jump 2 levels (over Monarch) to Emperor. I am very far behind to start. I am certainly not one of the uber players who knows every trick but more of an intermediate type (so I think I guess ) . I am really struggling with happiness issues from the start so I cannot grow my cities past 4. Should I just grow more cities and keep them smaller? So I go more aggressively for a religion to help with happiness and forgo a push to get Bronze working quickly? Or have I bitten off more than I can chew and Monarch is a probably the right level for me? Thanks for any help on this amazing game.