Resources are the heart of Cossacks 3. Having a proper supply chain in place to maintain your expansion into foreign lands is essential to success. There are six key resources:
Shortages[edit | edit source]
While all resources are necessary to construct buildings and armies, it's somewhat less obvious that you also need to maintain your forces. Units will put a steady drain on your stockpiles and adverse effects include:
- If not enough food is available, your units will start using health, up to and including death. Famine is not fun.
- If not enough gold is available, units will either leave your employ or stop moving (ships).
- Iron and coal are necessary to keep your artillery and ships in play. A shortage will cause them to stop firing and become sitting ducks.