Thanks Tootall. I hoped this was the case, especially as a few cities can produce ships. It would be heartbreaking to hand back some of these cities after battling so hard to control them. Spain is a tough nut to crack and I'm not quite there yet, though I feel the momentum has now swung in my favour. What looked like a relatively straightforward occupation proved to be anything but. A real cat & mouse game with the British & Spanish generals. Really well executed!