Been playing this pretty consistently since I got it a few days ago. I'll admit that I didn't quite read everything I should have, and went and made alliances with Thessaly, Epirus, and the Paeonians. I got tired of the Paeonians storming in and mucking with H. Lyncestis's fields and mines. Thessaly and Epirus I just did because I could. I did not realize at the time that revoking the truce would impose a permanent hostility penalty. Is that just to that faction, or does it apply to all factions? And is there any cumulative effects from revoking multiple truces? Any way to get them to break it so I don't get the hostility hit? How much of a hit is it? (I did do some initial testing, but wasn't too sure if it was random or not)
Also, Forts. I just secured my north and western borders, and started working my way southwards along the coast. Getting to Athens, I started to notice that sometimes you'd see a fort and two mines. Perfect, right? So I hooked up both the mines to the fort (Like this: Mine->Fort<-Mine), and actually started making money. Is it supposed to work this way? I guess I couldn't station troops there as no food would come in without workers hauling it, but I'm not really expecting to do that most places anyways.
Oh, one more newb-ish question. I did a quest around Thrace (Maybe), and was rewarded with a general appearing in a city. But at the time, Thessaly owned the city he was to appear in because of the aforementioned truce. Later when I got around to wanting to kill Thessaly, I couldn't remember which general it was, or what quest I'd done. Will/Did he pop up in another city? Or maybe that particular city? Sadly, I've got so many brigades running around that aside from my core siege brigades, I just send them off wherever I seem to be getting attacked most to beef those guys up more.
Finally, one question that came up due to all my newly found freed up links to due my Forts: Say you've got four cities linked in a circle. Does the game know when trying to send food from 1->3 that the link from 1<->2 is congested and try to route food from 1->4->3? (Assuming the ring was 1<->2<->3<->4<->1) I'm curious as it'd be much cheaper (free) to create two 25/wk links than to upgrade one 25wk to a 50/wk. With a few of my freed up links, I've been cross-linking my cities to create more of a 'mesh network' than a 'star topology' (If you're into networking, you'll know what I mean).
Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance everyone :D