st. lucifier, Here's the promised map 10/11th c. Poland w/ Poznan as capital. It may not be the best starting location because of proximity to historical borders (Lubusz is really the farthest Poles could go), but it's the same problem as with Krakow. Poznan + Krakow flip? Plock 2 and Wroclaw 2 are alternative locations for those cities that are more or less correct as well (Coal would have to follow Wroclaw). I moved the river 1 tile to place Kolobrzeg correctly but it's not important. I see that you added salt in Gdansk and Luebeck, which is not what I meant; They did not produce their own salt, instead, Hansa brought it from Lueneburg - the marsh tiles near Hamburg. With regards to fertility, yes, the center of Poland was most fertile while Lesser Poland (Krakow) produced cattle. Other than that the food balance is nice. Disenfrancised is probably right about coal, though at least coal mining in Poland dates back to 16th c. Anyway, the coal near Warsaw is a bad idea. That one in Silesia is enough.