Ahar! The old Austerlitz
cashflow problem! At the start of each month in Austertlitz, before any orders
are processed, all the maintenance costs, wages, etc, for your empire are taken
from the national warehouses. This means that the figure for Louisdore on the
empire sheet for the previous month is quickly whittled away by the costs of
running the empire! So you have to work out exactly how much money you have
available before allocating any of it!
At the very end of the month, after all orders have been
processed, all production happens and taxes are collected, and all of it is
placed in your national warehouse.
You don't have to be an accountant to play Austerlitz, but it helps...