I have contacted support about this problem, but I'm simply not satisfied with the answer I got, so I'll try here. In my newest, tiny city that I started back in February, I ran into an issue where before I unlocked the new chapter chests (the ones that tell you how many provinces you have/how many you need and then turns into advanced scouts after the chest is opened) I was running short by a good bit when I would get to the next chapter (whatever the requirement was, it was a LOT more than I anticipated!) This had happened to me going into EVERY chapter but not nearly as bad as this last time going into chapter 5. Most of the provinces were NOT easy(green) or very easy(blue), they were mediums(yellow) and hards(orange) and also very hards(red). I did all the easy ones first then began tackeling the medium ones. The big problem was that I did not have the troops needed to fight any of these difficult provinces after the greens were gone. I still tried to fight the medium ones but most I had to cater(bribe) to complete. Once the mediums were gone, I was catering all 8 points per province. A single province would wipe out my T1 goods and it would take a couple days to build the goods back up, IF someone took my trades in a timely manner. Keep in mind that I'm only one chapter away from Dwarves yet my T1 goods never have a bigger balance than say 5000 of any one item. Typically I am working with 0-1000 of any or all T1 goods. I can't play spire (I got spire in chapter 3 before they changed it to a chapter 5 requirement.) I'm struggling in tournament because my tents are increasing with the provinces and I do try to fight where I can. I am also struggling with my upgrades because I don't have the goods or the space to do them efficiently or even in a normal game play way. Basically I have spent the last 2 months or more in chapter 4 which should have taken, what...about a week? I did finally get the chest open and am in the process of completing advanced scouts for Chapter 5. I looked ahead to see how many provinces I will need for Dwarves. It's 75 and I have 50. The provinces left to be scouted are ALL reds(very hard) and they are all 6s. I'm not sure how or why this is the case, it doesn't seem like it should be; I would expect to see more level 5 provinces there. I guess that means I'm in for another 2 or 3 months of trying to complete the chapter 5 research and unlocking it, doing all my upgrades without any goods stocked up, and trying to complete the 25 provinces and paying dearly through the nose in lieu of what should be simple battles. Support told me that I have over scouted, which I have only scouted what the game required of me. I know better than to over scout. I have completed the rings/levels on the map in order; all 1s, then 2s, then 3s etc. I have not scouted more than I need to unlock a new chapter except maybe by one or two provinces and I don't complete those couple overages until I need them. It's not like I've gone crazy scouting to get province expansions, I'm struggling for space, not rolling in it. What I'm wondering is if some components of the game were changed (when they moved spire to chapter 5) maybe even province requirements adjusted, but they failed to adjust how the game plays out if you were one of the people who got the spire in chapter 3. Could there be a bug here? It cannot be possible to overscout AND have the game tell you you haven't scouted enough and need more, could it? HA! What am I saying, of course it's possible they'd do something like that. The question is, Did They?? I am very close to shutting this little city down. Can anyone help with answers that make sense???