Re: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Tips FAQ Help Tricks Hints Cheats Strat
1. Just have weapons in your city and when you drag your men to be a colonist, choose soldier or dragon if you have horses. 50 pc is needed.
2. When you get independence early it is difficult to get an big army because more men is taking longer time to get them on your side. You have to find something in between here. If you have 2/3 of the kings army it should be enough to take out the king. If you follow the strategy that is mention earlier here. Special the one where you leave your city and attack it when the king has conquered it.