Great game, looks like you really got a chance to try plenty of specialists with those big cities! Your report mentions 3-tile spacing, yet you were able to get some pretty large metros, it looks like you left some room to grow? I ended up squeezing more cities in along the coast, and in gaps, and never got cities that large. (Well, there's another reason my cities never got that large :whipped:). Actually, I had delayed getting Sanitation for a while, and many cities had only recently completed hospitals when my game ended . . . abruptly. Good to know I wasn't the only one working under the 100K delusion.
High adventure on your London assault as well! I always hate to see an army go down, but two in one attack!
Re: SPT, Massive SPT cities were never an issue for me, with a cultural goal, I wanted lots of decent spt cities, but obviously it would be more important for Space, or a late-game military win. It was somewhat frustrating to max out at 28 spt even in my top 2 cities after factory (and the capital wasn't one of them), but they had also built everything they needed and were gradually working on defenders, or a few on wealth. Same reason I never built Hoovers, as my river cities weren't that great, the few cities that had factories had run out of culture to build, and I didn't think the game would last long enough to make it pay off. (Even expecting 100K, I was projecting to finish before 1600).