To begin, I should mention that I am much better at Civ4 than Civ5, but I am familiar enough with the game and I generally play and win on King difficulty level. I have not played a ton of Civ5 MP but I have mostly had success against my friends. Anyway, in my current game I am Monty and I have conquered the two AIs on my starting continent. This has put me in a fairly dominant position and I am tech leader. The other continent is controlled by two human players, who have allied against me. One is much stronger than the other, but they seem to be using research agreements to keep up with me. I am far more powerful than either of them alone, but combined they have a slightly higher score than me. I tried once to invade their continent and take out the weaker of the two, but when the stronger player came in on his side I was pushed back. We are now about 1300AD and I just got artillery. Since I am not hosting, I don't think I have a save file, so I understand I am asking for advice about a situation without being able to provide specifics. Still, are there any general tips for dealing with this situation (two humans allied against me)? The main problem seems to be that even though my army is really powerful, during war the fact that they have two humans playing simultaneously means they can get the jump on me tactically and act really quickly at the beginning of the turn. For now, I will bide my time and build up a new army while heading toward more advanced weapons. Right now, the place I invaded last has the beaches filled with units so I may need nukes or something.