Hmz... Dont think so... Lets do some math: Put 4 of them beaker heads to work on the 4 available tiles, lose 3*4=12 beakers In monarchy you get only 1 commerce per land tile and 2 for sea i think... so that makes 2*1+2*2 = 6 commerce. You can change some of tiles around, mine the irrigated tile. Now you have more shields in Berlin. 2 spt possibly 4. (1 shield = 4gps!) Now you add a lib at 1gpt for 50% = 3 more beakers. Total 9. Lets see, cost 12 beakers + 1gpt, gain 9 beakers + 2 to 4 shields (at 4gs) Plus! Now you have 6 surplus food. So you can switch a cow or wheat to any and all of the surrounding towns. Just so you can mine more there as well instead off irrigate. Put more people to work, get more shields, get quicker builds etc.... Then if you revolt into republic you get +1 commerce per tile. Thus you gain four more commerce + 50% from the lib = 6. So in republic your cost will still be 12 beakers + 1gpt, gain 9+6 beakers + 2 to 4 shields! Then add a University (Upkeep 2gpt).... +50% of base (10 at this time) = 5 more beakers. Cost 2 gpt. That makes cost 12 beakers + 3gpt, gain 15+5=20 beakers +2 to 4 shields (per turn) Seems to me you should build them buildings ASAP and get them people back to work! And..... WHY? Is bremen (allready POP 12) building a Granary?! Talk about your waste of GPT and Shields Are you producing wealth?? Must be something you can build, like ... Units?! if you have enough units, surely some improvements or wonders?