So, I scrabbled together the cash to enable me to set up a Centre of Trade in London, whilst playing England. The conditions, as we all know, are that you can't be a member of a trade league and that the current Centre of Trade must have business of at least 800 Ducats. London trades through Lubeck which easily surpasses this limit. So off I go and cancel my subscription to the Hanseatic Trade League and then focus back on London ready with my 500 Ducats. But lo, what is this? London (and every one of my other Provinces) has switched immediately to Antwerpen which is doing a poxy amount of trade, well below the 800 Ducat limit. I presume there is no way around this and that in fact the conditions are that you must have two Centres of Trade doing over 800 Ducats of business? Not only that but you must also hope that the province switches to the other one since there is no control over which Centre of Trade that the province points to.
Very miffed, I am.