Am I right in thinking the 27 trade on the counter is the max you can have at any point?
See here's why I ask, on Saturday playing the Russians I had got to two level 4 techs and had got 25 trade that turn. Then I used Horse back riding to gain 9 more, but f course could only get to 27.
Then in Movement the Germans jumped up and down on one of my armies stealing 3 trade and nuked the city that had just built two more (got to love Engineering). So defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.
Well it would have been if there hadn't been an Egyptian army nearby willing to give me 3 trade.
Now I'm not complaining, I think it made the game more interesting, if I'd been on 34 trade it would have been a lot less tense. But I'd like to check.