If orders are the most precious resource...

PiR

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... how can we spy on how our enemies generate them and how to cripple that?

Specially during war, if I can immobilize their troops, it could be overwhelming.

Obvisouly I can spot tiles with specific improvements and focus on pillaging them, but can I know if there is a specialist for example? (it would be 1 order instead of 0.5 for a chamel camp for example)

Are there strategies around that?
 

Gregorios

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As a relative novice who only just won his first game (Double Victory at turn 91 as Babylonia) a couple days ago, I'd be more interested in tips on generating more orders per turn myself. I think Legitimacy is the main factor, but I struggle to reach and maintain 30 or 40 orders per turn, while one or two other Nations regularly reach into the 60s or sometimes into the 70s. I usually end the game with somewhere around 200 Legitimacy, and in an alternate timeline of my current game (I reloaded a previous save due to an untimely war declaration), I managed to become "the Great." I think the other main Order-generators besides Legitimacy are military improvements, but the individual yields seem so paltry (just half an order in most cases), I can't help but think there's something else that I'm not using. Do the Opinions of the ruling Families have something to do with it as well?
 

PiR

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Actually I thought the same but the half orders end up stacking and making quite a difference.
Make a garrison in all your cities. Use temples with a religion. Use horses/elephants and make specialists (ranch) on those tiles. All that will accumulate to generate a good amount for yourself.
 

Heathcliff

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Some laws gives more orders.
You can buy orders with training.

Builders eat alot of orders. If you are in a war let your builders sit idle and use your orders for your military.
And in peacetime use the orders for the builders. If you have a surplus of order, you only get 10 gold for it, so better to use up all orders.
 

duckstab

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I've found that one easy way to use up leftover orders is to gift spare food to the AI. +5 opinion each time.
 
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