Thrasher, after reading your Aztec/Egypt battle, if you don't mind, I want to pick your brain in a little....
In our one legit game, India/Mongols, I ended up spending a fair amount of gold and time on building archers.
I would have, of course, preferred settlers, but you were coming at me fairly good. I did want to keep you from getting back your barb cities, but more importantly, I didn't want you to kill my horsearmy (which probably would have meant certain doom for me).
Didn't know if you found that to be somewhat intelligent strategy, or something I was only able to get away with thanks to me find Seven Cities earlier.
I will have to say, next time I play you again, I'll have to ditch the random idea and at least do my roll dice to pick a civ that would likely give an even matchup. Any matchup like the first three we got will just make boring games for you.