TMiT -- I really enjoy your insights into the game. I have a question for you. I'm playing a Prince-level game currently as Augustus. In this game, I am playing a continents map, raging barbs and no tech brokering. I built the great wall, and had the following civs on my continent: Victoria Shaka Montezuma Tokugawa De Gaulle Justinian So, obviously, I'm on the larger of the two continents. Oh, and note the usage of the word "had." it's 700 BC in my game and the following civs are eliminated (by me or the barbs): Shaka Montezuma De Gaulle Justinian And Tokugawa's down to one city Did I mention I love Praetorians? Anyway, on to the question: I'm in a dire situation despite all the carnage. My slider's at zero, no one will trade with me and Victoria is the only viable opponent. Soon, my units will be striking, and I've run out of places to pillage before I reach CoL. How would you handle this situation? I'm whipping libraries and running build research, but I've still got like 80 turns till CoL. When units strike, will some cities be left undefended? Edit: I have 10 cities, my army consists of about 8 archers, 8 praetorians (2 GG'd).