A multi-part question. Feel free to answer all or some: what are people's strategies for building their armies? lately I have been checking the (rankings? is that right?) page that shows how your civ ranks against other civs. I normally play on monarch/epic/continents default number of civs. I am almost always last in military size. so my questions (finally!)... 1) do most people have one (or more) cities to JUST pump out soldiers constantly? or do they have all the cities share some of the burden? 2) do you have to be first or second in number of soldiers to crush a lot of opponents, or is possible to have the fourth or fifth largest military and still do a good job of crushing your enemies? 3) what about size of navies? do you build ships to try and stop the enemy from landing in the first place? or do you allow them to land so you can blow them all away and gain the experience points for your units? Curious to know what people's opinions are!