At times, though, these buffs make combat simplistic. Get on a roll with Alexander or Genghis Khan and games can become a sleepy sequence of ordering, stacking, and besieging. A solid stack with some promotions under its belt and a Great General commanding a unit can be nearly unstoppable if you send it into battle smartly.
Yet even when things get repetitive, there's something undeniably awesome about waging war on a grand scale. Warlords may not be the most multifaceted expansion pack ever made, but it is an exceedingly addictive one that adds new content and a new style of play to Civ IV. Both wimps and warriors will love this one.