I am by no means an expert at this game and certainly not one of those who try to make a scientific study of the game. I've only had CiV for a very sort while but have managed to work up to Noble thanks to my previous experience and these forums. Unfortunatly I sucked at all kinds of conquest, and up to now I spent all my games peacefully chasing culture. Four games ago I decided to try my hand at war. End up between Tokugawa and Catherine. Catherine whipped my ass while I was picking on Toky...Two games ago, exactly the same as above even the same civs. One game ago. Once again exactly the same. (How is it possible that I end up between the same 2 for 3 times?) Anyway, this time I play as China. First game after the patch. Things are going easy for me, very easy and Washington is soon whiped off the map. To the north I discover Spain is the only civ that shares the continent with me. I invade Spain, but get stuck. Manage to get 3 cities though, but I lose one again. I decided to wait, so I could experiment with nukes for the first time. However Spain invaded me and destroyed 2 of my good cities. So I launch my *first ever* six nukes on them. Another 18 nukes follow and I raze every single Spanish city, even the one with the Statue of Liberty. Now I notice that I've fallen way behind in score, only Russia and the Aztecs are still alive with 15 turns to go for score victory and both are ahead of me. I pump my entire economy into building nothing but ICBMS. Ironically with 1 turn to go I've managed to build another 22. So I decide if I must lose, I'll go out with a bang. So I start nuking Montezuma. To my great suprise I notice his score drops with each hit! Six nukes later he's waaay behind me. So I nuke Catherine with the last 16. She has SDI but I get enough through. 2049 my score is the top once again and I win a score victory! Nothing is as sweet as the victory you never think your gonna get! Total for the game: 44 Nukes launched!