This is my strategy for an easy Monarch or Emperor level win with the Iroquois on a small pangea map. Culture flips are turned off. If you like to play with flips on to increase the difficulty a bit, it will slow you down but not stop you from winning. First thing to do is to research the wheel and see if you have horses close to your starting location. Obviously you want to settle a town there and grab them. Next research goal is Horseback Riding , then Monarchy. Switch govs to Monarchy. Then lower the science slider and increase the luxury to keep all your citizens producing those mounted warriors. You can lower the science to zero if you like. When I get to the point I have lots of extra cash, I rush more Mounted Warriors. Capital builds settlers and explorers, other core cities build a barracks and a worker and Mounted Warriors. Workers build mines everywhere - as much shield production as you can get to pump out Mounted Warriors. When you have the tech, the capital builds Temple of Artemis. (Temple in Every City ) Since the goal for this strat is domination, this is the wonder you want - not for the temples themselves, but for the free real estate the temples give you. You want to own 66 per cent of the world asap. Dont build anything else. You dont need them for this strategy. Once you build the Wonder, the capital switches back to building settlers. If your capital is weak on food pick your strongest food city and build settlers from that one and have your capital build more mounted warriors. Corrupt captured cities build settlers too. Use the settlers to build cities that fill in spaces in your cultural borders, so you have no gaps. Use the Mounted Warriors to capture enemy cities as rapidly as possible. Stacks of about five to ten of them will take a city easily, since the defenders will only be spearmen or pikes at best. Have a large crew of road building slaves following the Mounted Warriors as they advance, so your replacements arrive faster and the luxuries get connected. That way you dont need garrisons anywhere but along your borders- so you can use all or almost all your Mounted Warriors on the attack. The luxs, Monarchy govt and lux slider will keep everybody happy in your productive cities. If you need a unit or two in your largest most productive cities to keep everyone happy, thats okay too. Eliminate the other civs one by one until you hit the magic 66 percent. You should get there about 600-800 AD with a score of 6,000 or more. My best finish, from a start with two food bonuses and horses at the capital ended at 300 AD with a score over 10,000. In that game I had just three other civs, and rushed builds almost every turn once I switched to monarchy to speed up the game as much as possible. History will remember you as "Hiawatha the Magnificent ! "