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The Real Louis
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Against the grain

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:17 am

Another puzzlement... Once again my nation is drowning in grain (we're just too efficient!) What happens if I don't re-invest grain as seed for my farmers, and just let them get on with it? I presume if there was a short-fall next year I could cover it from my heaving reserves? Would that have any effect on national morale or economic performance? Anyone with experience/views?
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Ardagor on Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:00 am

The result will be the same, any short-fall will be covered automatically if you produce extra grain. You will have to order grain from storage should cover the short-fall if no extra grain is produced. Also remember that grain outside a granary will go off after 1 year, 2 years if it is hardy grain. I have never experienced grain in granaries going bad, but it must be possible.
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Jason on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:41 pm

I've never encountered any economic or honour issues with using stored grain or grain brought in from abroad to cover a shortfall. Only problem I've ever had is making sure I make clear the grain is to cover the deficit
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Re: Against the grain

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:26 am

Thanks all. Good tip about making orders clear! (in so many situations - Richard has the mind of a solicitor).
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Deacon on Thu May 14, 2015 4:27 am


Yes, I could use ideas on what to do with ridiculous amounts of grain. It's 1705, and I don't think I'm leaking anything to say my excess this year is well in excess of 100M tons of grain!

I think I may just have to try that increase the birth rate thing, even though Richard or I will likely be dead before I see the results show up in recruits/population!

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Re: Against the grain

Post by jamesbond007 on Fri May 15, 2015 1:40 pm

Deacon wrote:
Yes, I could use ideas on what to do with ridiculous amounts of grain. It's 1705, and I don't think I'm leaking anything to say my excess this year is well in excess of 100M tons of grain!

I think I may just have to try that increase the birth rate thing, even though Richard or I will likely be dead before I see the results show up in recruits/population!




You think you have problems, I have nearly double that. I intend spending a fortune putting most of it in silo's. Some I will give away. I will put a big amount into next years pot as well. A nice problem to have though. Could not imagine much worse than having a famine.
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Deacon on Fri May 15, 2015 2:56 pm


Yeah, it is a nice problem. I already have a ton silo'd so have to figure out what to do with this year's harvest.

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Re: Against the grain

Post by jamesbond007 on Fri May 15, 2015 3:09 pm

I am in the process of building many silo's but the cost is very high. Not sure what i would do if it happened again next year. Perhaps try to invest it in trade somehow. Grain for population rise is ok, but the timescale seems so far away.
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Re: Against the grain

Post by MarkTurner26 on Fri May 15, 2015 3:48 pm

Ha, its lucky for some, i have the issue of not enough grain...

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Re: Against the grain

Post by jamesbond007 on Fri May 15, 2015 4:09 pm

MarkTurner26 wrote:Ha, its lucky for some, i have the issue of not enough grain...



Ask your in game friendly nations if they can sell you some grain. I am sure somebody would oblige.
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Jason on Fri May 15, 2015 7:54 pm

Must admit, I seem to end up like Mark, short of grain and always off begging for it from others...
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Re: Against the grain

Post by MarkTurner26 on Fri May 15, 2015 8:50 pm

I had the issue from when I was with Persia, but I had peed off most of Europe with my anti catholic stance so no one would lend me grain lol... But trust me you will all know who it is when you get my messages next turn. Europe is swamped by mini marks delivering messages.
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Re: Against the grain

Post by Jason on Sun May 17, 2015 10:56 am

Mini-marks flooding into the capitals of Europe...what a scary image...
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Re: Against the grain

Post by MarkTurner26 on Sun May 17, 2015 7:35 pm

Ha ha ha, It could be worse I could be sending Portuguese inquisitors

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