And fucking Boadicea. Settled a bit too close to her borders, and she goes off the bloody deep end, and doesn't even remotely consider peace, even when the war got long and protracted. What feels like forever later, I just abandon the game. Although, I was playing Rome, so I guess it was in character.
Oh god, I gotta tell you about two of my Civ 5 experiences, and I you should ALWAYS watch Japan and Denmark. Or any militaristic Civ for that matter.
I started a world with about 6-8 Civs, and I was playing Denmark and my allies were the Aztec. I started on a peninsula that cut a major bay off from the Ocean, and gradually spread down the Peninsula, when I discovered Oda Nobunga to my South. (Note that my Aztec allies were to the Northeast of me, and were able to spread down towards me, when shit REALLY hit the fan. Anyways). Not having much room, I opted to spread around the bay. Big mistake. Nobunga had claimed a decent chunk of the coast, and were mighty upset when I settled upon a tiny river that flowed into the bay. Japan got their panties in a bunch, and started flinging armies of Samurai at my humble Ski Troopers.
Despite their epic Nordic badassery, the Japanese still overwhelmed my soldiers and took said city, forcing us to retreat North, and begin fighting on our own turf before my Aztec friends were able to settle a peace. I began preparing an army to storm the Japanese invaders and take back my home. Ten turns later, the Japanese, who had gained something of a technological advantage (In true Japanese fashion), and it took about three devastating wars until I was able to take back my lost homeland.
Fortunately, I was ALSO able to take A Japanese city, and I held that for the rest of that game. the Japanese eventually nuked the city we were fighting over into rubble, and the entire southern portion of my empire was always on fire and flooded with Japanese troops. In true BrikWars fashion, we trained all the world's wealth fighting eachother.
Finally, to piss on the ashes, after repeated nuking of my home cities, Japan won the game via Science victory.