Hey everyone, Newcomer here AND to the Civilization series altogether. I've been curious about the genre I started Civ3 2-3 weeks ago. So far, I'm having a blast, but I haven't been able to win a game, even on the chieftain level. I know, I'm bad (I'm usually more an RTS guy ). I always end up by the turn limit, at which point I fail miserably. I tried winning by conquest with the Germans -- I read after that that they may be a bit tough early in the game -- and after that, I've tried with the Persians, for a spaceship victory. What I find frustrating is that even though I'm in the lead throughout the entire game, I'm lacking time to build all the spaceship components before the end. Heck, I'm also unable to finish researching all necessary techs, like synthetic fibers and sattellites. My problem seems to be that I cannot generate enough revenue -- perhaps? -- at that point, even though I'm able to keep the science slider at 80-90% until the first quarter of the industrious times. My territory is the largest of all the other civilizations and although I have almost all resources available without needing to trade, I'm starting to stall at some point. There is not a square that's unused in all my territory, but I cannot produce a lot of scientist in some cities, because they become too crowed and I'm getting city disorders more and more often. As far as government goes, I'm aiming for monarchy as soon as I can and later switch to feudalism. I switched to democracy during the industrious times (perhaps I should have switched earlier?) and It does help to finish city improvement faster, because of the gold. Throughout all my games I almost never got into combat -- when I tried with the Germans, I was squashed miserably -- so I'm not loosing money over it. So all in all, some tips regarding my approach and probably in the earlier stages of the game, would be GREATLY appreciated. If anyone is still playing this oldy, of course. I do have all other Civ games in my Steam library, but I really want to have a few victories under my belt, before I switch to the other entries. Thanks a bunch in advance for any reply!