How to play as this civ. I played my 1st multiplayer game lately and I did this more or less: Got 5 cities, in a corner of a map, safe position, I had advantage at this point I think cuz other didnt have as many cities at that time and some were at war. Prioritized Holy Sites and Commercial Hubs, some in one cities some in others, eventually I wanted to get all Holy Sites. I didnt really care about techs because my strategy was to push with Hussars and Theocracy which are civics, not techs. So I really teched whatever. I tried to attack a city state but it was stupid and otherplayers didnt like it and defended it, I brang too little army. I wanted to have at least 10 cities but I realised its really hard to do without conquering players. So I got 100 faith per turn, 10x times more than second player, and started producing Hussars slowly while waiting for Theocracy. I got Theocracy, and I purchased Hussars, and I had around 15+ hussars. I dont remember exactly. I thought it was enough, I destroyed city state and 1 city of my neighbour, Arabia. He called gg when he saw my army, but he had a city next that had 1 way to get to, through 2 tile chokepoint. He put Mamluks there and whenever I would attack his Mamluk, he would cycle it with another Mamluk and heal all the time. I wasted 30 turns like this and I realized I lost. He essentially beat me with 4 Mamluks and a Cannon. I think whoever is first to attack gets big advantage? If he is first to cycle Mamluks, he will save it, if I am first to attack it, it will die. So it became a reflex/luck/who has better computer and internet game instead of strategy? I conceded, because I had 40 science and 40 culture versus 180 science and 100 culture from Germany and Greece also had much more. Anyways, I know im a noob, I played 60 hours of Civ in my life. Any tips? Edit: I found Hussars pushback ability as a drawback more than anything, because it often didnt let me attack a unit with two Hussars. What are use of this? I found Hussars underwhelming to be honest, they are strong against knights, but soon opponents have Cannons, Musketmen, and then your Hussars start losing quickly.