I've just played a monarch game, anf started in a bad startpos, at the middle of a continent, surrounded by IAs, so I couldn't help and got invaded several times. On the first time, Charadon came around with a bunch of level 2/3 units, and targeted a 10 % defense city. With all bonuses taken into account, it meant a +55 % for me, and a +40 % for him with his rare 'elite' units, and +20% with his weak units. My fighters (warriors and swordsmen) had copper, and his sons of asena had no weapons. So I had a nice advantage, but lost a little more units than him, over a rather long siege.I finally won the war thanks to a much larger production input. Then, later, the Lanun decided I was no more worthy to live, and threw a bunch of copper chariots onto copper axemen (3) and an archer (1). The odds were worse for the attacker, + 20% for him, and + 85 % for my axemen, +90 % for my archer. My troops were steamrolled without the lanuns loosing a single chariot. So I wonder : Am I really unlucky ? (I know I shouldn't swear that much) Or is the AI ignoring city defense ? And has someone else got the same feeling ?