I'm working up from Monarch to Emperor and have a question about my current game. Settings emperor, continents, normal map and speed. Random leader/civ got me Gilgamesh. I'm on a continent with toku and wang. I rushed toku and captured his capital, leaving him with a couple of crappy cities on the edge of jungle. Since then I've followed the liberalism path and have gotten GL and NE. Still having a small army it was inevitable that Wang would decide to get after me and he has. I beat off his initial thrust and now I'm happy to allow him to beat on me, him losing units at a rate of 3 to 1 while my vultures advance through the promotions ranks. Still, I know I'm in a tech deficit and would like to get a few in trade. I don't have enough military to take any cities from Wang right now, but I do have Aesthetics and am a few turns into Alphabet (which wang has and toku doesn't). I also know that Toku has techs I don't. Based on various things I've read here I'm trying to decide whether the following makes sense. - accept peace with wang - trade wang Aesthetics for Alphabet - trade Alphabet and Aesthetics to toku for some techs (I know he has Iron and Metal Cast that I don't have) Does anybody know what the likelihood that this will work is? I guess I don't have enough experience to determine whether civs that you've been at war with (and who are just a pain, like toku) will trade techs.