Pontus UHV1: Control Pontus, Cappadocia, Thrace, Asia, Crimea by 90 BC UHV2: Capture 4 Roman cities OR control 7 provinces incl. Greece by 30 BC UHV3: 3 Friendly civs by 100 AD Civics: Used Tyranny, Tribal Levy, Paganism (in the early game happiness is a big issue and hence can't afford Slavery / Dynasty Cult). Once all cities had Monuments switched to Dynasty Cult. Techs: Horticulture for happiness, then doesn't really matter. In fact I set tech at 0% as wanted to have cash to bribe folks to enter into wars with me. Cities: Founded capital on spot, and built a couple of Spearmen there. Conquered cities also focused on Spearmen / Monument / Settlers. First settler founded a city next to Honey (214 BC). Conquests: All 4 starting units immediately attacked Ankara. Most of Antigonid units were busy conquering Byzantion, so I successfully captured Ankara with 2 units lost. Also conquered poorly-defended Tarsos with no loss; then the CR2-promoted Spearman + add'l units continued for Ephesos and successfully captured it with 1 unit loss. At this point I made peace (276 BC). I captured indy Tarsus shortly after, and then continued with a stack of Spearmen/Javelinmen towards Crimean city. I captured Byzantion in 239 BC, Crimean city in 199 BC, and Athens in 192 BC. UHV1 & 2: See above conquests. GA kicked in in 192 BC. UHV3: I focused on Egypt, Rome, and Armenia as my friends. OB'd early on via gold gift, traded some resources with them, and bribed them to enter into wars with me (with enemies being Seleucid and Antigonid). Also gifted tech when possible. However, this is usually not enough, hence I used the Liberate strategy to rack up the relationship. I built a ton of Settlers and founded cities in these civs' cores (2 in Egypt in Libya, 1 in S Italy tip of boot, 1 in N Italy on Cow, 3 in Armenia province), then immediately Liberated them to the respective civ. With all these liberations I hit Friendly levels with all 3 in 161 BC and won! Stability: Stable despite -4 in Empire category.