I have played Civ from the original and it would seem I am back at Civ I with the entrenched Spearman killing the battleship scenario (amusing as it was ). The new Unit experiance seems too powerful (particularily first strike), having seen: 1. a Caravel kill a Destroyer 2. a Maceman kill a Machine Gunner 3. a Conquistador kill a Tank My own view is that regardless of skill and luck there is no way a 1000 men with iron sticks (Macemen) could kill three men with machineguns! Is there no way to eliminate this as it skews the game towards low tech units and introduces nonsensical battles? Anyone agree/disagree? Also, as an aside - if a low tech enemy sends 30 low tech units such as macemen, to take out your tanks and machinegunners, surely it should be possible to kill these units in bulk on the attack?