Absolutely true. I haven't even come close to losing a war like this in... I don't know. A very long time. In general, the AIs offensive wars in the early game on King have been hugely tilted in my favor. They do decent on defense, but the offense hasn't been quite on par. I'm not even a hundred percent sure what allowed him to do so well; I just felt overwhelmed in more advanced units despite our being roughly equivalent in most things on paper. Normally, I would have handled the situation by wiping him out before it ever got to that point, but I was trying to play a different kind of game for once.