So this is the first time I played this type of game. I am playing Victoria II not AHD I have to say it is very addicting and challenging at the same time. I have spent a lot of time trying to understand the game concepts and I have been reading these forms so I have a decent grasp of the game. That stated, I am very confused on how to set manual trades...Let me give you an example.
I am playing The Netherlands, just took over Belgium and a factory in their country was producing Fabric and thus needs cotton. Currently, my country/colonies are not producing cotton so I am in the process of creating spheres of influence to go after this cotton. I currently have a few small countries in my sphere of influence. My question, cotton is not coming into my factory, I need 7.2/day for my factory and 0 for my POPs, so I check off automatic, set the maximum stockpile slider to buy at like 500, and the computer keeps buying until it hits 1.7-2.1 thousand… why does it do that??? Shouldn’t it stop at 500???
Then when I release my stockpile to the common market (or allow my POPs to buy in the national stockpile) it leaves at like -50.1 units per day…to the common market. Why are 50 units of cotton leaving per day? Shouldn’t only 7.2 be leaving per day? Is it my artisans? They need like 40/day I do not have a large navy so I don’t see a ton of maintenance taking away cotton/fabric. None of my other industries are using cotton. Could it be the other countries in my sphere of influence taking up my cotton? If so, how do I check what other countries in my sphere need and are using out of my stockpile? My tariffs are at 25%
So several questions...thanks in advance