Hi guys, I need help. I'm new to Civ 4 and I'd like to know a few things. Last game I played, I managed to settle only 3 cities (AI cut off the only route to a my expansion.) So a few questions: 1. How do you conduct warfare? I just stacked a lot of units and flinged it to a nearby city until it succumbs to it. 2. How many cities do you need to settle and how quick? In this last game, once the capital reached 3 pop, I built two settlers in quick succession. 3. How to determine good City Placement? I just went with the computer's suggestions. 4. What's the best VC to pursue in order to quickly learn most aspects of the game? Thanks!