heck, like I said, I really dont know what Im doing and this is the best I can do following your advice--advice I am grateful for by the way.
If anyone would like to look at the game (it is a manual save), and give their opinions Id sure appreciate it.
I myself think that I let greece get too far away for me to win this one easily--I feel the game is at a crucial turning point where a set of huge decisions needs to be made--specifically whether to stay conservative and wipe out russia, or go for broke and spend all my gold on alliances against greece until it is wrecked.
All the default rules are in play, Im about half an age behind the tech leaders, but feel I managed the AI's reasonably well (except for greece), no one has infantry yet that I know of, a cultural defeat has been staved off for now (I got sumeria destroyed), but Im thinkin I need to deal with the tech leaders (greece, babylon, carthage, probably in that order).
Egypt is reasonably powerful, and restless. Theres a nice egyptian stack of cav in that annoying wander mode, picking at russia here and there (they are at war), I gave egypt a rop hoping to funnel her cav into egypt but shes not biting and probably needs an offical alliance with lux from me to really dig in. (Im not at war with russia at the moment)
Russia is not going anywhere anytime soon, they got land but thats about it.
England is in my back pocket, and trapped on a crappy penninsula.
The mayans have a big army, but its all knights with a few cav showing up here and there--Im on par tech wise with them (thinkin of using them as a human shield against the tech leaders.)
I hope the link works, and again, I appreciate any comments.