Am i doing it wrong? When playing Poland it never feels good whichever path i take (economy focus early or conquest early). Don’t take it wrong, i mean finishing UHV or sacking neighbours are not a problem, but compared to other civ (you can steamroll anything basically) it felt sluggish. Even merchant civs like genoa/venice/dutch feel powerful. Same is true for Novogord but their problem mainly come from crap hammer cities (riga is the only thing good happened to Novogord and will flip VERY SOON, requires you to take it back facing stacks of teutonic knights).