And then there was near starvation. Lesson learned, figure out how to make more food continuously. My next approach is going to be maximizing the footprint of every building I can. Based on a tip in another thread, I've found building two barracks is better than two regular worker houses. Beyond that, I'm going to go mega-church. I found having two churches was cumbersome and used up a trades person. What are buildings of choice to go large with?