Warning, a lot of pictures in this post. Fb, I took your advice. Railroads and paratroopers. The game wasn't over soon. Spoiler : 11 turns to make Kubali capit. Now we are an unstoppable force. I gift a lot of units and techs to my vassals. Mehemed is gonna get it. Do A BTS thing and build a canal to allow the ships through to hit the Turkish islands The stack walks 12 turns from Mongolia to meet the boats ...and not a bad flotilla Meanwhile back in Aksum, mining inc. and then a LOT of this I love hammers, and I'm prepared to pay for them, even if they just build gold crazyeye: ) Sushi also came in. Trades all round to turn sheep and cows into hammers,food, gold and beakers.(I got back the seafood after founding Sushi) In Turkey things are bad for Mehemd. A bit of this... A bit of that ... Then some of this.. ..and then some of these... ..all adds up to this But it took a lot of turns to convince him. I'm 16 turns or so over the turnset. Now to make some friends. The world as it should be. Further trades to nail every relevant resource on the map. Also found creative construction just because the right GP appeared. It helps push back culture in the captured capitals. Here's Aksum at it's height. OK it's a golden age, but I see golden ages as an integral part of corporations. So a vassalizing domination win which was all started with an Apostolic vote to war on Gandhi.