Ok,, I can beat the game on monarch say 9/10 times, including bad starts, isolation etc. Anyway, Monarch is no longer much of a challenge to me, So im trying to move up to Emporer but Im struggling. ive played a few games on emporer, pangea/continents normal settings, standard map. I can pretty much keep up militarily and I can usually thrash a few opponents to keep up with the initial tech race, but I can ever keep it up. This is mainly because I divert to much into the military in order to survive and I then dont develop my cities and therefore have a shocking time in the tech race. I then struggle along until the comp has a love affair with Musketmen and I loose. Does anyone have any good tips for surviving on emporer level?