I like India, Rome, Babylon & Greece. India- The War Elephant is a really powerful unit, and doesn't require any resources. I also feel that the Indians expand fairly quickly. Like the no anarchy period because of the religious ability. Rome- I like the Legionarries, and their offensive and defensive capabilities. Plus, Caesar is cool. Babylon- They're a religious civ, so government changes are easy. Scientific, and the free tech at the start of every era is really helpful. Religious and scientific is a good combo! Greece- The hoplite is an amazingly strong defender! Cities defended with two or three hoplites is completely safe during the first era, so they make up for the Greeks not being a militaristic civ! The commercial ability of the Greeks helps generate more much needed commerce. What other civs do you think are the best? Do you have a favorite few? WHY? I NEED YOUR INPUT!