Hello everyone, This is my first post here. I'm a big fan of all civ type games. I enjoy playing Civ, Civ2, Civ2 ToT, CtP, CtP2, and of course Civ3. I thought I'd share with you some of my warmaking strategies. The first thing I do is to try to get all my troops and artillery as close to the intended target as possible. I make sure that I'm in either despotism, monarchy, or communism before waging war. This avoids the war weariness under republic and democracy although there are ways of fighting under these governments, more later. Then I try to get a military alliance with someone to help me crush the target if his forces outnumber my own. This will force your target into a 2 front war and make your job a little easier. After war is declared wait a turn or two and see if your opponent is launching any serious assaults against your lands. Use your army (cavalry, knights, infantrymen, musketmen, etc.) to take out as many of his troops as possible. Don't worry about taking any of his cities yet. The object is to destroy as many units as possible. All your own cities should be producing military units. This is total war you know! Then when it appears his offensive has stalled you invade his turf. Bring in loads of artillery or cannons protected by footsoldiers. Yes it's slow going to bring them to the front but you'll need the firepower to utterly destroy his warmaking ability. Blast his cities and any units caught out in the open with your artillery. Then follow immediately with a massive assault against one of his cities. Concentrate on one city at a time. You must bring all forces to bear on him. Civ3 seems to reward those who mass their troops in giant stacks. Meanwhile use your navy to bombard his coasts. If there are any roadlinked resources on the coast bombard those tiles! Cut off his resource supplies any way possible! If you can send in 3-4 cavalry raiding parties deep into his lines to pillage those resource tiles that are not near the coast. Well hope this helps. Feel free to comment. These are just my own observations and experiences but you may have other ideas. Above all great gaming to all!