Is there an additional penalty for recapturing cities that were lost the turn before? I was embroiled in a epic struggle with Monty for his coastal capital. My forces had total land superiority, but he had an enormous navy. Each turn, I would crush the city with my cannons, then capture it with a Lancer and retreat to safety. He responds with a torrent of Frigate fire and takes it back with one of his ironclads. This stalemate continues for about a dozen turns while I wait for him to run out of melee naval units. Do I get a warmonger penalty for each time I recapture the city? In the end, I wore him down and he gave me more cities in a peace treaty, which I liberated. The liberation obviously helped me but I wonder how much damage was done to my international reputation by the prolonged siege of Tenochtitlan.