Just had a smashing victory in a Regent PTW game after 40 houres of total gametime. Persians, 3329 points, Space race. 8 Opponents on a large continental map. I started on the east coast of a continent with arabs in the north, babylonians on the west coast and in the South the Zulu and the Ottomans. First I managed to seperate the Arabs from the rest and giving them no place to expand. Then I succeeded in getting 4/5 Iron-sources on our continent. I made sure that the Ottomans and Zulu's kept fighting by signing MPP's and took out those Babylonians to isolate the Arabs even more. My Caravels contact with 3 equally large nations Greece, Rome, Carthage and a slightly inferior Japan. Carthage was my ally during the entire game, Rome my protegé and Greece a pain in the ***. Japan seemed nice, but wasn't to be trusted. As I found out later Japan got my in a lot of trouble ( Japan, Zulu and Ottomans against me ) but mobilizing and good tactics got me out. I mobilized a second time later to built my fleet and rule the seas. UN voting time : Arabs with 6 cities left costed my my election, so I made sure they never did again . Greece eliminated my supporter Rome so 2nd and 3th time again inconclusive. So with loaded nuke-subs and 7 armies ( 4 being all modern armor ) I safely went for Alpha Centauri. I kept a save befor building the last component to reload the game and go for other types of victories, and offcourse a nice war. I learned a lot by reading here different articles and asking some stuff. And I'm going for the next level. Hoping to score better there, because I won't make the same faults twice. Thanks for the great info.