On my previous deity games, I've won by domination and warmongering by turn 220 last time. On my current game it is already nearly turn 200 and I have just hit the industrial era and i'm 2 or 3 eras behind every other civ. The only thing I can surmise from this bad progress is that I didnt warmonger this game. I ended up on my own continent with a bunch of city states and therefore it made no sense to go to war early and use scythias unique ability though i did snag Yerevan in a brief war. I'm behind in science even though i've built campuses in almost all of my cities. I have 8 cities and at this stage theres not much point in settling more cities. So my question is can you outwit the AI by not warmongering on deity or do you need all of the AI's extra stuff gained through war to jumpstart your science output? What do you think the best approach is in my situation? I'm thinking of going to war with Persia because their behind the most besides me and then taking the other civs out one at a time if i can even do that.