i rarely build castles because i usually get engineering within 20 turns of getting economics. my style of play is a very top heavy late game focus domination victory. usually this means my power will be 1/4 of everyone elses until i get close to rifles or infantry, and then it soars. this is probably something i need to focus on if i want to move up to immortal :/. i'm about to play within half an hour so any last minute requests put em in. EDIT: i played. i guess it was a good thing we researched archery because the theme of this round was barbarians. and pillaging. I'll post an update probably tomorrow morning or later tonight. its hw time .