I was playing a game as the indians on the 5th setting, continents and marathon speed. Had a good tech lead (artillery, steel) on my opponents. Was leading by 25% in points. Obliterated 1 civ and was destroying the romans who put up a hard fight (didn't want the early victory with axemen but through a tech lead). All of a sudden the Greek decided to turn on me and attack me full scale. I thought, let them come. My city is heavily defended by 2 machine guns, 2 riflemen, 1 grenadier and 2 longbowmen and 60% defense. Round 1 I kill about 6 canons and 10 cavalry. Round 2 I send reinforcements and kill another 3 canons and about 10 cavalry but my city is taken over (city defense still 60%). I check what the comp has and find out there are another 6 catapults, 4 canons and about 20 cavalry coming into my country. With most of my defenses taken out I quit the game there and then. So is there a way to stop this kamikaze canons strat or is this the way to go (was impressed by the ai actually using that strat)? I hoped my machineguns with first strike would be able to take out the canons before doing damage but it didn't work. Only options I am seeing here is: 1. Upgrading all units in the city which I should have done but wouldn't have helped too much if you ask me against this onslaught 2. Getting mass artilery there and suicide with collateral damage back, but that takes time 3. Getting maybe a fort near the border to stop the first onslaught? 4. Going back a couple of turns and give some stuff to the greek to get on their good side? So is the mass onslaught strategy the only way to go. At lower levels I never experienced this but against the romans I had a hard time to because they were suiciding dozens of catapults on my army. Do they all get these big armies at higher levels?