Settled in-place. Victory condition was undecided at the beginning of the game, things were going okay, went Liberty, Education on Turn 107. Spoiler : Then, one of the AI's annoyed my to aggression. Persia decided to endless wonder spam, stole my hard-earned CS allies, and then he took my last city settle location. When I scouted his capital, there was not much in the way of defenses, which was a bit surprising, as Darius usually spams units. Decided to go with either a Galleass or Frigate rush, that turned into a Frigate rush as I started building the Galleass units a little to late. Swung my frigates around to the eastern side of the Persia's peninsula, and Persepolis fell on turn 151: This obviously irritated Hiawatha, as he sent an enormous army of Mohawk warriors, which was ground up pretty quick. If he had simply conquered along the way, instead of going directly for my capital, he might have made progress. At one point, the remnants of his shattered army tried to retreat, but I covered all escape routes . Rome was the obvious runaway, and the world was decidedly against him, plus Rome was coastal, so Caesar was the obvious next target. Frigates took down Rome's defenses pretty quick, but there were just SO MANY units! I really just wanted a nuke. Every turn, there was yet another screen full, and they started getting more advanced as the assault went on, which had me a bit concerned. Despite the enormous losses, he was also still gaining ground against the other AIs during this assault, as he took America's capital. This went on seemingly forever, until finally he accepted a white peace. At this point, I saved up some money, and upgraded to Battleships before continuing. Round 2, Rome finally broke against Battleships, the unit loss was so high every turn that he simply could not spam fast enough. I took Washington, and several other cities before accepting peace. Of course, Darius came back from the dead, and mounted a foolish attempt on Cardiff. Everyone was happy when I took Rome, but denounced me when I captured America's capital from Rome. The next biggest threat was India, so the Battleships headed toward Delhi. I destroyed about half his fleet before he acquired Battleships himself, then came his planes, and then suddenly the turns were very slow and careful. Darius, the irritant, had thrown off the perfect timing for a Battleship assault, but eventually India was ground down. The rest of the AI fell rapidly to the combination of stealth bombers, rocket artillery, X-Coms and Modern Armor (no death robots). Decided to give order a shot on this: Iron curtain is decent, but felt a little underpowered for a Tier III policy.