To start a position in the colonies when you donít have any
colonial holdings is difficult, but not impossible. Since your national
warehouse is empty, you must first get hold of a barracks and transfer those
goods required into the warehouse. You can either do this by conquest ( Set Sail from Europe
with a brigade and a commander, some food, Ecptís and wood. Capture a neutral
co-ordinate with a population density of at least 1. As soon as this
co-ordinate is captured you will automatically be given the colonial warehouse.
Next transfer money from Europe into the new
warehouse and demolish the co-ordinate density - you can demolish captured
neutral co-ordinates straight away. You will then have citizens and money in
the warehouse and you then simply build your barracks and transfer in the food
and Ecptís etc from your ships.), or by having a coordinate ceded to you by
a friendly power. Either way, make sure you have the goods required to start a
colony, i.e food, wine, etc, on board your ships and ready to transfer into the
warehouse once you have your barracks!