On B's suggestion, I tried out babylonians. He took Chinese. I might have won if I had expanded earlier and not screwed up the rush I attempted, but it was damn close and the battles raged for over 30 min nonstop. I got the war economy and held on to it as long as I could. Then I sent in spys, after reaching epoch 4. It went pretty close but in the end he won. Oh well. I notice that B doesn't seem to bother with lineing up the buildings all neat. Now that I think of it, why the hell do I need to line up all my barracks anyways? Screw that.