I started first game ever as Sweden. King continents. I start in bad place tundra, I picked tradition though because capital was good enough location. I got second religion together with stonehenge. I scout and see brazil like 10 tiles away weak capital. I build 4 archers 2 spearmen, and warrior. This is sub 60 turns btw, normal speed, normal continents, king difficulty. I befriend militaristic city state. They give me 2 siege towers in two turns. Needless to say that flatland capital of Brazil fell in short order. Swedish army then attacked the sprawling Chinese empire (they had like warriors). Chinese capital fell in short order, and their junk cities were burned. I had about 7 archers, 3 spears, 2 swordsmen. Next target of Swedish army was Incan empire. Inca has Great Wall in capital. I capture a nice second city in the jungle river, which I kept. I lose couple regular units though, to the Inca troops in the jungle fighting. Inca capital falls and they are wiped out also, I lose one siege tower though, because of Great Wall (I suicided it, in order to dmg capital instead of just taking hits and dying) Teching to machinery is ongoing. Only un-scathed civ besides myself, on this continent, is Polynesia, but I doubt they're that strong, especially if I take them on, with crossbows. THANK YOU BUDAPEST, you are now my new best friend militaristic city state in this game. Budapestian citizens will be richly rewarded by the Lion of the North, with loot and prizes from vanguished enemies abroad.