Sometimes as I have experienced in this game, it was luck that made me survive in playing this game. There were players who thought their neighbors were very strong and active. So their tactics of conventional warfare was to wait for other players to attack and then counter them with the troops left after annihilation. These people who are playing this kind of tactics lived and enjoyed the later part of the game. I really do love playing this game but later part if you survive is the most boring part where there are no wars to fight and many noble coins to mint. (sigh)..
Overall, it leveled my game tactics...chow! nice game