The tea road is interesting. As most of it would be in Russia mainland rather than Siberia. Some of it would also be in China, so upto the Chinese player rather than Russian. Be interesting to see how Richard referees it. My guess would be only Russian Siberian towns can build caravansaries between them. Be interesting to see how cost effective they would be. Not much population but the benefit of traders travelling along the road.Marshal Bombast wrote:jamesbond007 wrote:The whole point of the caravansaries is that they link up busy big towns. Would the Siberian towns be too small in population to bring in large incomes.?
Probably not worth it for just between Siberian towns. Could be quicker than building new towns in Siberia. Might be better to consider their contribution to the overall Tea Road rather than just linking up Siberian towns.
Again it comes down to the game mechanics more than strict historical reality and likely cheaper than trying to set up a special construction project for the Tea Road, which might suggestion it's cheaper to just upgrade the roads that the merchants would travel along.
Caravansaries are only £5000 each but how many would be needed to link up Siberia and the tea road. Caravansaries should be spaced out roughly one at the end of each day’s travel. How many would be needed ? Or if you wanted postal hostels built into the Caravansaries then it’s £10,000 each.
It could be a fun, interesting project. You can only build caravansaries between two towns each turn.? How will that pan out, if not many Siberian towns are currently up and running.? I would guess there is going to be a lot of checking with Richard. Extra Turn fees alot of work involved.
Best of luck, if you go for it. Please tell me how it goes. I cannot recall it being done before.