I just dominated a CivRev game in Deity mode. Here's how I did it: 1. First you need to be the Chinese, they are the fastest starting civ around. The only 2 civs that can build a settler right after a city was created are the Romans and the Chinese. I like the Chinese better because their cities can use 3 tiles while producing a settler instead of 2. 2. Set your settlers for your first city to 2 forrests and a grassland and build 2 warriors to scope out the area and capture barbarian tribes. then all of your cities should build nothing but settlers until you run out of space. If your city is too small to build settlers focus the city on growth. if it is large enough to build settlers focus on production. science should be tertiary at the beginning. Feel free to surround other civs, It isolates them so that they can't trade science with each other. 3. You should try to get democracy as quickly as possible for 2 reasons. This shouldn't be too hard for the Chinese because they get writing and literacy for free. Democracy of course and pikemen. Once you have Democracy, switch to it and put an army of pikemen in all of your border cities. Don't worry, Everybody will declare war on you so you won't have to worry about not being able to declare war on others. 4. Try to get the first 100 gold as quickly as possible as you get a free settler when that happens. Once that happens, connect all of your cities with roads and do lots of science trading. Make sure all your opponents have the same technologies so that can't trade with each other. 5. After you filled in all available space. Switch all of your cities to focus on growth. And once you have pikemen armies, start building city improvements: temples, libraries, growth buildings and production buildings first. 6. After democracy, you next stop is Mass production because of the modern infantry. Once you have modern infantry put an army in each city. 7. After that, next stop is Automobile for the Artillery. Once you have Artillery, switch to conquest mode. Make lots of Artillery armies. First, give the artillery infiltration then the blitz abilities. And take over enemy cities and fast as you can. Make sure you have a couple modern infantry armies protecting the Artillery. 8. Once you've taken over all but one enemy capital and sufficiently maimed your last enemy. You are free to choose whatever victory you want. In summary: Fill in as much space as possible, stay ahead of the defense curve with Pikemen and Modern infantry, become a democracy as soon as possible, don't conquest untill you have Artillery and then go all out (don't use tanks). I played this strategy in deity mode recently and lead the whole game accept for one time the Roman's caught up only to be destroyed by my artillery quickly thereafter.