I'm way too proud of myself for that. :/p My next goal will be to do the same thing without reloading any saves. I only save-scummed the battles I absolutely couldn't afford to lose- mostly for taking my first city.
Nice work. I was ecstatic when I won in medium difficulty. I haven't even beaten hard, much less very hard.
Respawn, are you playing with any handicaps? (like, for example, never using the pause button?)
I tend to be very aggressive Early-Game. That and my designs may be sub-optimal.