you would have 39 hours until i reached full turns.
my income - 5.9mil, now down to 2.7mil - is almost entirely due to my peasants, not my 1800 ghs/1800 hovels. you could have done 1 sorc to confirm my built land. i had, what, 28k?
and as to my train rate - even if you guys didn't sorc down my buildings, i wouldn't have downsized any of my troops or even attacked you guys.
it would have been easy to note that i spent a lot of turns fluffing up with my last turnset. i normally run a networth somewhere between 5.5mil-6mil. when you see me jump up to 10.2mil nw, it is obvious that i am trying to fluff up before the age ends.
i had 96k scum, 72k dragons. it cost me roughly 800mil cash to fluff up with that. i only had ~390mil remaining. no way would i have downsized
and actually, killing my peasants drops my income far more than destroying my meagre ghs/hovels.
so yeah, whichever kingdoms were doing the 150-elan sorcs were pretty stupid. it was a waste of turns.