Yeah, but it's not quite as bad as Civ4Col when that was released, that game was borderline unwinnable. Your king's military build-up was tied solely to rebel sentiment, so the only way to win was to build a small colony, dedicate yourself to producing weapons, and to raise rebel sentiment as quickly as possible before the king's army got too big. If you dared to expand your borde
This is how I won the origional dos version of the game. I built one city, focused on statemen and founding fathers and when I had almost no rebels I issued my seperation from the king. With only one city you have all the cannons and draegons you need to ensure safety. I didn't even ever build more than one city so I couldn't issue advise on how to win the game with more than one city.