I seem to start out every game the same: I plan to be a conqueror, but end up being a builder. I almost always have a small early war to expand (3-4 cities captured). I WANT to have a middle ages war with knights, but I always end up skipping that and building my cities. Since cities are always building libraries, aqueducts, banks, universities, cathedrals, and Wonders, I never have a chance for my middle age war. Then comes Industrial era, and I'm all busy building factories and hospitals, ToE and Hoover. Infantry is next, and by then, tanks are so close... The strategy works ok, and I end up winning a fair number of my games on Monarch, but my score always stinks because I don't war enough early on. So what do you warmonger conquerors do? Do you just skip building improvements and wonders and let your civ fall behind economically? Do you build up 1/2 your cities and have the others always building units?