I like Christophorus´ suggestion (excuse my typing, on a Spanish keyboard and it is not clear how to do some standard English things). Much simpler than some of the suggestions but probably at least as effective. But I must also agree with jlvfr that most people play to win, not lose agonizingly slowly. A lot of effort seems to be being expended to make my enjoyment factor as low as possible. While historical accuracy is needed in this mod, one should have at least the possibility of doing much better than some of the emperors did.