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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.