After some other helpful tips i've gotten on these forums, I can now win on Noble most of the time assuming I don't get a flat-out disgusting start. Now, in an effort to bring myself some more humiliating defeats at the hands of the AI, i've decided I want to start playing Monarch. I know prince is inbetween but I figured why not jump up two levels. I played a couple on Monarch so far and I do indeed get abused, although some things like not building a big enough military i've already realised and will work on. I see a lot of good players saying you should have 1.5 workers per city or so, and early-game I build about this many. My question is at what number should I stop making workers (assuming i'm still planning on settling/conquering more cities), and what should I do with them, if anything, after I have all my tiles upgraded? On Noble I usually end up with all my hills mined, all my flood plains cottaged, all my tiles roaded and resources set up with whatever they take fairly early in the game. Then I end up just setting all my workers to automate, and they build a railroad network when I make it that far. I've never used workshops/windmills/forest preserves/etc. before. Is there anything left to do with workers once all these things are done? Do you just have them for when the AI kills tile improvements? Is, say, 15 workers enough for any empire size?