First off, this isn't a rant. I LOVE this game. It's just an amusing cheat the AI pulled on me last night. I was early in the game, already had swordsman and the Aztecs declared war on me. They had only two cities. So I send over several swordsman (I'm playing as Americans) and conquer both cities. As I'm approaching the 2nd one, it produces a settler and spearmen who promptly head for the hills. I kill both and expect to see the "You've crushed the fledgling Aztecs." box. Nothing...huh? So I scan the map and DAMMIT there's suddenly another Aztec city 40 squares away on the other side of the French from me. What? So I think, hey maybe I just missed the city, it could happen. So I reload to the turn before, no city, nothing. I conquer the 2nd city and kill the settler and BAM! There's the city again. In the long run it helped 'cause I had to declare war on the French in order to get through their territory to kill the last of the Aztecs and I ended up wiping out the French as well giving me a large continent (and a buttload of resources) to myself. "do or do not, there is no try."