I play online with three friends of varying degrees of skill. All four of us are pretty much at the same level after a few weeks of playing. We usually play teams. The past two times we've played, I've put myself in good position to win any kind of victory. However, before I've had a chance to build the Manhattan Project or get to SDI, I've been nuked & wiped out a few turns later. It's extremely frustrating to put that much time into a game, building everything to a point where culture is high, science is higher & production can increase to high levels with a switch in productions settings. All to have it come crashing down & exit without putting up a fight. Aside from focusing solely on getting Atomic Power & building the MP first, what strategies would you recommend I try the next time I play? (Civ to choose, etc.) Thanks.