I'm looking for some advice on a game that I probably can't lose at this point, but I'd like to know what other people would do in this situation. I started a game as Darius, Monarch difficulty, Hemispheres map, with the idea of using an Immortal rush to grab some land, while relying on Org/Fin to keep the economy afloat. I found myself on a continent with Pacal, Huayna, and Churchill. It's now 550BC and I'm alone with Churchill. My conquests netted me three holy cities and the Great Wall, while I built the Oracle and Stonehenge myself. At the moment, I can break even at 50% science, but that will drop when the formerly Incan cities come out of revolt and I need to pay their maintenance costs. Now I need to decide whether I should keep going and take out Churchill, to get sole possession of my continent. As I see it, here are the major pros and cons of further conquest: Pros I get a continent all to myself very early, giving me the luxury of settling at my own pace and choosing ideal city locations. If I want to conquer Churchill at some point, better do it with Immortals against archers, axemen, and spears than later on when his Chm/Pro Redcoats show up. Since there are no other civs (I think!) on the continent, I won't be missing out on the chance for tech trades Cons My economy is already struggling a bit, and taking more cities risks slowing down my research further. At this point, there's only one religion on the other continent, so their tech rates will probably be pretty quick. I don't have enough military to attack Churchill right away, and the hammers needed to prepare for another war could be spent getting my new cities online more quickly. I probably have enough good land to win space or culture at this point, so more war isn't necessary. The save is attached. I have a few future cities marked out, although I know that I need to explore more. I have a Great General; what should I do with him? Tech wise, I'm thinking CoL and CS after I finish Literature for the GL. What do you think?