Dr Roach wrote:
Tross are a bit tougher, and I imagine the French princess is the most popular first age politician: she basically gives the Austrians French villagers. Besides, I think some civs can send spies from the second age- in fact, the Italians have a card which turns architects into mafiosi in the second age, and I always remember the Spanish AI sending spies in their first attacks.
Be careful, Dr Roach
, using the french princess "Mademoiselle de Bourbon" may make Tross costlier (from 100 to 120 food). For italians, the Italians have a card which turns architects into mafiosi in the second age, if you use it carelessly, no villager gathering, while, out of population available slot, what you can do???