I've been experimenting lately with Honor 3 city domination. Basically, I get my 3 cities, Libraries and external trade routes for early science, early NC, then rush for Construction, Civil Service, and Machinery. With Pikes and Crossbows, I'm set for a bit and can dominate well enough: Spoiler : Every game I play though, it feels as if I'm either going too quickly or too slowly. I complete the Honor tree quickly enough, but can't put policies into Commerce quickly enough. I'm wondering how to keep the culture gain flowing. Also, I'm unclear as to where to go from there. Do you just capture the cities you can with relative ease, then sit back and wait for your science to catch up? In the image, I could easily push north to Athens, the east to Addis Ababa, possibly with the same crew I've been bulldozing with already. But the happiness... I wonder if I should be teching towards Zoos next or wait until Ideologies for more happiness. I guess what I'm saying is that I think I have a feel for a smooth early game but always feel uncomfortable about transitioning into the mid-game. I've seen the value in a Horseman or two to do some mass pillaging/distracting. However, it's unclear if I should bother with Warriors. I assume they have a significant upgrade path, but they feel inferior to the other melee path. Since I am unexperienced with domination late game play, I'm not sure how I should be preparing early on for this. Also, at what point should I be bringing siege units?