Hey folks, So I've been playing Civ4 a bunch again lately, and am trying to branch out in strategy. I usually play on Monarch. I feel like I can win a culture game easily, and can usually manage science or diplomacy. I can't seem to get the hang of war though! In my most recent game, I started out with a lot of good land to expand into. I managed to trap Egypt on a small peninsula with a few cities, and appeased Byzantium by taking their religion. I put down a bunch of cities and worked on my economy. Anyway when I got to chokonus, I was able to grab several big cities from Egypt and make her a vassal, pretty much taking her out of the game. However, about 150 turns later, those same cities are STILL revolting every few turns! I have 2 good production cities, one with 3 settled generals and with vassalage and theocracy I was pumping out lvl3 units. I started a war with Persia, but even with 3 cities dedicated to military production (albeit only 2 very good at it), I was struggling to make much progress until I got cannons out. I finally siezed 4 cities, but I can't keep them! They keep rebelling, and two of them flipped to Byzantium! I want to try for a domination victory but I've sunk so much time into wars which haven't really gone anywhere that I've fallen behind in tech now. I am not sure how to really grab large chunks of land. Even in the Egyptian cities I stole, I've been spamming culture buildings, but it's been at least 150 turns since we made peace and they're still like 20% my culture and 80% Egyptian. It might be too late for this game, but are there any good tips for making real progress towards a domination victory? Thanks!