Our cats are playing again, which is nice.
I got the achievement for that one game I was thinking was too long--turned out the strategy was to simply switch who I was going up against to get the four other killing achievements, and also to switch which country I was using. Turns out that the British greenjackets are insanely overpowered at a reasonably cheap price. The thing is, I'd been using the Prussians, but their Tier 3 Unit, the grenadier, was absolutely useless no matter what civ I was up against: by the time the grenadier was in range, my defenses were already in shambles because all other enemies regardless of civ have longer range than the grenadier, making it awesome yet impractical incarnate.
The British, on the other hand, have greenjackets which are awesome yet practical, in that they have the longest range and up against the short-ranged Prussians in particular, a four-deep line of greenjackets (totally doable) could kill anything, essentially, especially with canon support. So, took me far less time than anticipated thanks to that.
Stuff happened today, lots of stuff, but my mind's basically a garbled mess at the moment, so I'm not sure I can properly descramble it at the moment. Sorry. I guess that means this is it for today. It's 11:15 PM, and I'm kinda tired; I want to take a nap.