Having won a game on Prince and following the many threads here that note that the AI is completely incompetent at waging war, I confidently started a King game the other day. I chose the Japanese and planned to conquer my starting continent with a Samurai rush. Everything was going fine, I had a lot of space to expand and was just contemplating on trying a more peaceful approach than in my last game when out of the blue, Alexander declared war on me (he wiped out two city states and the Roman Empire to warm up). Easy, I thought. I will just destroy his units one by one as soon as they reach my border. But man was I wrong: Spoiler : This is right after having declared on me! And a few turns later, the situation looked like this: Spoiler : I lost a city and a second wave of fresh units marched towards my capital. This is not the initial army that took Tokyo. That one is still well and alive, hiding in the fog of war. Needless to say that I lost my capital and the game I was surprised and slightly relieved to loose a game on this level. Nice to see that there is challenge in this game, at least for me. What this short war demonstrates is that on the operational level, the AI is capable of some good planning. He clearly amassed his troops before attacking me and split the attack into two parts (this might be coincidence though). However, on the tactical level, the AI is a disaster. Especially the first screenshot represents exactly how not to wage war. All siege units are in the front and the melee units in the back. Still, was fun. Now to start another King game. This time I will concentrate on my army!