On the other hand, Artashat is finally starting to crack. It’s too little too late, as Kruger has sent sufficient reinforcements to keep the city from falling, but it’s nice to see, if nothing else. Speaking of reinforcements, Kruger is defending magnificently here. Past conflicts were maddening to watch, with some civs throwing just a couple of support units hither and yon. Not Kruger. Every city is fully surrounded by as many troops as he can muster. By the time invaders get to the city walls, they’re already beaten down and easier to pick off.
It’s also worth taking a look at Sweden here. In comparison to their neighbors, these cities are puny. Gustavus is very wise to sit this one out and focus on rebuilding for now.