Hello all, I'm playing at Noble (conquest large map). I notice I become better and better (just rooky). I've put a new strategy to the test (I had 4 opponents): -I wanted to keep all my opponents below me in score (to give them later in the game a final easy blow), so I razed some cities of them (mostly their capital) to get them behind me. I've done that with all four now and betrayed all of them. The point is, when I finally got them all below me, some other civ would re-establish him selve and sky rocket in score some turns later. I couldn't get up with them, I couldn't get all four of them under my thumb at the same time. Now I'm third in score and getting behind in tech, so it'll be impossible to be doing large invasions like I used to do (won't work with 'old' units). I also noticed the ones who did better had bigger empires then I did. I only have an empire of 6 cities in total. Is this why I fall behind? I've only done one expansion phase in the beginning, afterwards I don't expand eanymore to avoid to much maintenance. Is this a bad strategy or am I just being unlucky? And what do you do, focus on one civ each time to eliminate or on all like me? I didn't want them to get in front me (in score) so I started war with them to beat that score down, is this a bad idea? Tell me all about your tactics and strategy you use.