idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
There's definitely a lot of strategy involved. You an certainly get screwed earlier, but that's why every strategy needs to make dealing with those situations its number one priority.
Many times I was wiped early on because there was no time to build up enough to defend or attack. That was the only reason I gave up on it, it otherwise kept me interested.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.