Did you finish this ? With only 10 cities, how will you build a big eco ? I needed lots of cities to support a ship chain (especially hard in Republic). I had a few RL problems after prev post, and just rush-finished my game. I played on to 300AD, to beef up my cities and build 14 WoWs. Trade gradually rose to about 3000g per turn plus taxes. My Hides supply dried up, so I needed numerous small domestic deliveries to compensate.