This was the first time I've actually completed the game in all the years I've been playing it!!!
It may have taken about 8-9 hours (with a few naughty cigarette breaks) but Dom, Dave K, Matt and myself fought out the struggles of empires to the very bitter end. Most of the nations were actually quite peaceful to be honest. Skirmishes only really started taking place towards the end of the game when Matt and myself decided to take out a few of Doms cities in an effort to slow him down abit. My main antagonist was bloody Civil Wars that kept cropping up and hitting me. I guess my men didn't appreciate my leadership or something!
It was a very tight game with everyone in very strong positions to claim the historic infamy of being the best empire of the age. In the end Dave K just pipped Dom to the title. Dom would have possibly been a turn behind with myself either just catching Dom or falling a further turn short.
It was a really great game and it was really good catching up with the guys but boy am I tired now. Early night for me I thinks.