Played to turn 157 (960 AD). Spoiler : For thousands of years, the Spanish people carrying wooden clubs were terrified of the mighty Sumerians wielding iron weapons but no longer. Now Spaniard had men with guns riding horses. Greedy men who talked about gold and plunder. The Spanish started talking about El Dorado or as the Sumerians call it Uruk. 640 AD - all techs for Conqs ready; switched to Police State, Vassalage, Slavery; tech path set towards Astronomy 760 AD - after merciless whipping of the Spanish population I had 12 Conqs in position and a few more being whipped which I felt was enough to get the ball rolling I went for a multipronged attack to quickly deal lots of damage. On the first turn of the war, I captured 3 cities. Notice I used my idle Workers to scout Sumeria! The nice thing about that was not just reducing his production capacity but capturing Ivory away from him and stopping him from building any more War Elephants. I lost I think five Conqs in the war and three of them were to those bulky giants. I would be happy after getting the Ivory from him. I think this war would be a lot more difficult if he built more of those. 3 turns after the war started, Qin was willing to join the fight and I took it with open arms. Gilga actually made concerted counterattacks and his hordes of melee units didn't worry me but WE and Catapults did and I would be happy if Qin had to deal with some of them. In 940 AD, El Dorado was captured with no losses. Great city with Corn, Pigs, two Clams, and Iron. Gilga now has no more Iron in his land from what I can see. The troops then went after Eridu which was an isolated enemy pocket and had a fairly large stack of Gilga's army. They were no match for rampaging Conquistadors and here is the state of the world in 960 AD.