I'd like to know where you economy is. You said you plan to make four more cities to draft riflemen. So what is there to stop the AI to beat you to Rifling and kill you? From what I've read you've neglected workers to building wonders. Well.. If you build more workers you can improve tiles faster. Improving tiles means more commerce,food and production. More commerce means faster research which in turn means less time to get to those shiny riflemen. More production means you can produce more warriors quicker and more efficiently. Also note it means you can build your shiny lighthouse and library quicker. I know a person who is devoted to production and military. In many games he wonders why his economy breaks down and is struggling to get to his favourite technology of industrialism to get those shiny tanks. He had 2 workers in total right through the entire game. It's a good thing to focus on military, but surely you need an economy to support the production and maintenance of a military? Oh and weren't you asking a question to the board? I didn't know that this was a thread to spread your beliefs and deny that everyone is wrong. I may not be good at the game but I know at least that worker first is more efficient. more optimum and will lead to greater success in the majority of games.