I just bought Warlords, and have come back to the game after being away for almost a year, so I'm a little rusty. I know the basics, like how to effectively use your units, how to specialize your cities (great person cities, production cities, commerce cities, etc) and what not, but I lost this game handily. Here's the situation. I'm England, I started a large map on noble, with 11 civs total (including me). I started on a quite large island with Korea on the west, me on the east. I expanded quickly, taking over the east side. Korea expanded just as fast, taking over the west. I massed an army, and obliterated Korea. Now I own the most land mass out of everyone. Of course, at this point I didn't know that, since I hadn't met any other civs. I made contact with China and America next. They were on an island together about equal to my size just south of me. They both own half of the island. Then I made contact with the large continent to my east. It consisted of Russia, India, Egypt, Rome, Zulu, Arabia, and Germany. It quickly became apparent that India was the foe to beat. Their score was slightly above mine, and they had a formidable military. Not only was their military large, but they had much more tech than me (and everyone else.) By around the 1600's they were already making SS components, if I recall correctly. Due to my war with Korea, I was falling behind in tech. I tried to catch up just through focusing on my cities, trying to build them up as fast as I could, but I was still falling behind. I decided to go after China to get a little more territory. I took over 3-4 of his cities, and then made him my Vassal. I then focused on building up those cities, along with my mainland ones. I was still unable to catch Ghandi in tech, not even get close. I decided that Ghandi needed to be brought down to size through military means. I convinced Arabia, Germany, and Russia to declare war on him. I did as well. There was some intense fighting, but we were well out of our league. I sent over my redcoats with cannon support, and he brought out tanks!...... TANKS! His military was a good 2 generations ahead of me, and mine was about 2 generations above everyone else! Well... things didn't go as planned. Not only did I not "bring him down to size" as I thought I would, but he ended up with Germany, Arabia, and Russia as Vassals! I turned my eyes on America. I needed to expand. I took 2-3 of their cities, and made them my Vassal. So I now owned, or owned those who owned the entire west side of the map, with Ghandi controling most of the eastern continent himself, or through his subjects. I decided my next best bet would be to build up a large defensive army, and then a nuclear arsenal, and send 1 to every city he owned to stop him from advancing. I only got 1 nuke out of the production line before he created the UN, was made secretary of it, and made nukes illegal! I spent the rest of the game trying to garner support with the other civilizations, hoping that I could win a Diplomatic victory in the UN. I managed to become Secretary a few times, but never had enough support to win. By 1940, he won a Space Race victory. My final score was 3194, and his was 3122, but regardless, he won. So I guess what i'm asking here, is what's the best way to get back in the Tech race when you're far behind? That's what killed me, I think. I NEEDED to take out Korea, they had some very nice resources on their half of the island, much better than mine. But by the time I'd finished them off, I had spent so much time building my army, and neglecting my cities, that I was still chucking spears when Ghandi was making machine guns. Suggestions?