Ouch! At least there are no forest fires in this game.
Maybe it would be something for our friend @Tom Sawyer
But forest fires are not as common and devastating here up in Scandinavia, as in some other parts of the world. I guess our forests are seldom as dry, as they are in warmer countries.
I don't know, how long I will go on playing this game. To be true; it's quite boring. I see no problem at all to continue the same way, as I've done so far, until the map is full. As I said; farming is very efficient. The only things I miss are bricks and roof tiles. I expand fast. 1 uneducated brickmaker doesn't produce much and the merchants don't bring much either. There's no problem to buy enough tools; the other product I rather like to buy. I have two blacksmiths, sometimes I let them work. Mostly by making tools from bought steel or iron. But I think it would have worked also without any.
I do a bit experimenting with other seeds. I've tried rye, wheat, beans and walnuts. I`m sorry @Abandoned
, I was a bit wrong by my advice about walnuts. They grow better, than I thought on mild. Not so good as apples, but you can harvest around 80%, if you start the harvest manually. Most years it doesn't work well with an automatic harvest, because it doesn't start before September, if it hasn't reached 100% and I have never seen that. The time until the first frost is normally too short to harvest all there is, if you start that late.
Another crop that's better than I thought, is beans. It grows better than potatoes. As good as always, there's 100% harvest without manual start, same as barley. Rye and potatoes both grows well, but if you don't start the harvest manually at about 90% you will often lose some to frost. Wheat also grows, but it gives less, than the other crops, I've tested.First picture
Typical picture of the crops in July.
You can also see, that I've rebuilt the village, that was destroyed. Now there's a well close!Second picture
I've built without thinking and learned something the "hard way" again. I like to build trading ports at lakes, that are connected to the river with a stream. It's a very good and efficient way to distribute imported goods into remote areas. (Same as ports on streams, if you are lucky to find a place where it fits) This port worked well for some years. Then I was stupid enough, to build a mill to block the stream. Of cause no boat can pass! It's very logical. Third picture
A picture from the latest area. You can see, that I've returned to the Russian houses. I reserve my few bricks for large barns and stores. If I continue this game, I will build a second brickmaker on the other side of the river. But I'm not so sure I will. The cut in food graph and inventory shows why.