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For now, I reject commercial offers with political groups that do not have resources to offer. So I have five resources, wood, wine, etc., and I am offered a commercial agreement with a group that has no resources. Is there any sense? What do I get? Trade can take place between two political groups in campaign mode. Trade agreements can be concluded on the diplomatic screen, allowing political groups to exchange trade resources and generate additional revenue for both factions. Note: The Tomb Kings are the only faction that actually uses resources for their mortuary cult mechanics (Edit: a similar mechanic called forgery has been added to the dwarves in Warhammer 2 only since this response was originally published). For all other groups, resources only increase the value of trade agreements. So you`re generally right to think that these resources are not actually used by the trading partner, but not in this particular example. This is just another symptom of the larger problem called “Total War Diplomacy,” something that has shown very little love and attention since CA was first born. They even took poor little diplomatic boats and cars on the campaign map. They waved their finger against diplomacy and also took trade routes. Political groups can agree on trade through diplomacy. A trade agreement between two money factions, you will always earn money.

I never refuse a trade deal. Either way, AI cheats when it comes to its economy, and I can use more and more revenue. And I think you actually get more money from rates if you have more resources than them. It`s because of the Lore. If you were an elf, you wouldn`t negotiate with a vampire. Tilea and Estalia are also very difficult to obtain as business partners for reasons I can`t understand. On the left (on your side), the interface shows you how much you earn with the trade and resources you export to your trading partner. The right side shows how much money they earn and what resources you import from them. Animal men, greenskin and chaos warriors cannot act. It also depends on the characteristics of the political groups. A group like Kislev, which has passive quality, is by no means to act. I have never seen evidence that more commercial resources would increase the likelihood of someone agreeing to a trade agreement.

The diplomatic system is very veiled here. I have seen that groups with 200-plus relationships are opposed to profitable trade for them and that groups with 5-strong relationships accept the same trade. If you don`t burn their cities quickly and eradicate their population with them. Due to the high levels of corruption in Attilla, you need to trade to keep decent incomes in the game later. Trade agreements are pretty much always a good thing.