Welcome to Civilization 5, Deity series! Here is our achievement proving we won at Deity, so get your popcorn and your notepad and enjoy seeing everything you need to know to do the same. I am George Vanous from TGN Games, and this is Deity level strategies at the hardest level of play. Here we go! First, pick Wu Ze Tian of the Chinese nation to get three very important bonuses: * The Chinese crossbowman (called Chu-Ko-Nu) fires twice per turn * The Chinese library (called the Paper Maker) makes an extra 4 gold per turn * And most importantly, the Chinese Great General adds an extra 20% combat strength (45% total) to all units within two squares. And since in Deity combat is very important, that alone is worth picking the Chinese. The French +2 culture bonus in each city is nice, but build one monument in every city and you got it. The Roman +25% building production bonus is nicer, until you realize you keep getting your ass handed to you by military defeats at Deity level. Combat and gold bonuses are the most important, and the Chinese have the best. In this game, we completely defeated the closest civilization on turn 74. The secret is to build Horsemen as quickly as possible and blitzkrieg, ironically the Germans, while they are still running around with their pants down. Start researching Animal husbandry to see where the horses are, then the wheel, which leads to Horse riding. Then start building Horsemen, the most powerful unit at the beginning of the game. Squeeze in one luxury resource to avoid unhappiness.