Hello guys, i wanted to finally post a (hopefully) helpfull thread. In the attached Zip file you find a JPEG picture of every model/sprite of the city buildings / wonders in the game. In alphabetical order. Of course you can find these pictures also in the Civ Wiki on the Internet. But i think it can be useful to have them on your computer. I have a folder on my desktop with the images i made with the worldbuilder. And whenever i want to check if a building has been build by the A.I. i tab out and take a look. I want to adress the strategic decisions you can make when observing cities with the zoom. Every building that has been build in the city can be seen on the city model of the worldmap. This can help making decisions in different scenarios. For example: 1) Culture wars over border tiles (will i be able to keep the tile?) 2) Deciding which cities to conquer or demand in a peace deal (cities with an academy / national wonder) For example: if you have not yet build Moai Statues or Oxford, you can get those wonders from your opponent 3) Spy Missions ( Race for Lib with Mansa/Willem? Use revolt mission in his Academy city with cottages. 4) trade mission (more gold from Great merchant in cities with harbours/ Artemis temple) Spoiler Culture War : In this specific game(deity difficulty NH/NE), i wanted to fight with Mansa Musa over the ivory tile (red circle). I was losing culture on the tile (as you can see in the second red circle to the left). I want to mention here that i got Kumbai Saleh from him as a gift. Mansa settled it so close to my capital and did not bother to build a monument/ library for a while. So i also build a monument/library in my city 3S 1E of Kumbai Saleh to battle for the corn. I got the corn and 2 turns later also the whole city as a gift. Quite nice. Anyway lets check out his city Djenne. As we can see he did build : 1) Library 2) Theatre So he has not too much cultural buildings (only +5 /turn if he does not run the culture slider). Usually the A.I. does not run culture slider until later in the game, if they choose to win a cultural victory. 3) He also ha a mint (his UB /replaces forge) So this is my city. As you can see from the city buildings i have 3 culture buildings: 1) Library (+4) 2) Theatre (+3) 3) Monument (+2) The library and monument have been build very early in the game. If one of your culture buildings is 1000 years old, its culture will be doubled. Conclusion : I will probably not lose the tile to Mansa Musa. My reaction was to also whip a theatre when i saw that he did build one. Spoiler Conquer cities / demand cities for peace : You probably did notice that if you conquer a city, that you keep certain buildings while others will be destroyed. I think these rules apply (although i might be mistaken): World Wonders will never be destroyed National Wonders will be destroyed unless you got the city peacefully (in a peace treaty or as a gift when the city revolts due to your cultural pressure) and you have not build them yourself all culture buildings will be destroyed unless the culture building is a UB of your Civ (e.g. you capture a theatre as Justinian , so you keep the theatre as a hippodrome) all other buildings granary / forge / bank etc. can be destroyed by a random generator roll or be kept if the roll fails buildings created by Great Persons will also never be destroyed (academy or military academy) So i always look out for the more important buildings. For example a military academy or an academy. Academy : Military Academy: If a city flips to you because of your culture or you demand it in a peace deal, you keep all buildings. And as already mentioned, this also applies to national wonders like Moai Statues, Oxford, Heroic Epic if you have not build them in your own cities yet. So i sometimes try to demand one of those cities in a peace deal. or try to flip those cities in a culture war. Sometimes it is really tough to build National wonders on your own. Not enough hammers, no marble or stone etc. So it is nice if you get them in a good city from the A.I.sometimes. Oxford Globe Theatre National Epic Of course that only happens very occasional that you grab like National wonders from the A.I. But sometimes it does, and then it is very beneficial. Spoiler Trade Mission : Those circumstances allow you to receive more gold from your Great merchant trade mission : The distance of the city to your capital The size of your capital and the city which you choose for the trade mission If the city has a harbor, a customs house or the Temple of Artemis Harbor Customs House Anyway here is the ZIP file ( JPEG pictures with the buildings) . Oh well . i can not upload the .rar file . I did try it to compress the JPEG pictures with 7 Zip and Winrar and upload it. Can anybody help? The file is 54 mb big ( .rar or .7z) . If i try to upload it, it just doesn t work and i have to close the "upload a file" window again. It took me quite a while to make it and it would be nice if i could upload it. Only if you guys are interested in it of course, or if the rules of the civfanatics forum allow it.