Well, I've been experimenting in different ways to achieve victory. And recently I've decided to try strict war mongering. I've always been able to knock one or two enemies out EARLY with axeman quechua rushes, but beyond that I prefer to economy build and coil up into a defensive posture. My recent games of trying to strict warmonger have been complete failures. By 1000AD my economy has stagnated, and the entire world hates my freakin guts because I've declared on, or wiped out all of my neighbors. I get dogpiled, and that's that. I know that I need to declare war, make peace, build economy, build war machine, declare war again. But the diplomatic crippling is just too much. You either declare war on friends, which alienates the rest of your friends, or I just get drubbed regardless of power by numerous other Civ's. I've been trying to do this with Augustus Caeser. So warmongers, gimme some tips at getting a conquest victory, or at least SURVIVING. How do you manage your economy's? To you GP farm? Do you cottage? What is a good ratio of production to commerce cities while war mongering? What are tips to manage diplo? How aggressive should I be in extorting? How do you manage religion? How do you manage friends?