I'm playing Beyond The Sword and when I want to build a spy I notice they supposedly:
Helps Thwart Rival Spies:
Should I leave a spy stationed at borders? Should I place them cities? Does it matter where they are placed in order to effectively thwart rival spies? I can't seem to find any correlation to where I put them and my success rate of stopping incoming espionage.
The reason I ask is because I'm playing a world-scenario starting in 1000 as the Indian empire and the starting borders are all mountainous, that is, there are very few entrances I have to guard. They are quick to train and I'm getting constantly attacked by spies - not just in my cities but also towns, watch-towers, farms, etc.
I'm not sure if this has to do with anti-spy buildings (e.g. Intelligence Agency) or because I've stationed a spy in every city, but I'm seeing a huge increase in these messages: