Nice summary and congrats on the early win I prefer peaceful games because they do not abuse the weak AI as much but still, a fun read. Sadly, this strategy (even the peaceful variant) works for pretty much every victory type (except religious VC obviously). Only difference is the role of the campus/theatre squares. Unique civ abilities can add an interesting flavor but I hope future patches shake it up a little. And I still don't like the tech micromanagement. It's quite tedious and doesn't make any sense from a realism perspective.