In reality, you have to make them earlier than suggested?
Turk makes 2 horses as a +1 bonus. Standard civ is 300 food SEND horses with explorers. So a Turk must send horses at 150? Why 175? Where does that maths come into it.
Legitimate question here, something I really haven't put any thought into as by then you are growing that quickly that you hit those levels in a few turns.
Interesting to hear the maths on this, basically because well, maths intrigues me. Radikaal has made a statement that I haven't heard before so would be interested to hear the reasoning behind it. Has proven himself over time so would be worthwhile to get some average players thinking in more detail about the game.
Apart from that, I think just the terminology is a bit off.
Basics of exploring:
No horses, 6 months exploring. 1 horse 8, 2horses 10 months, and 3 horses sends your explorers for 12 months.
The reasoning here, is that since it takes you 100 food to make a horse, the basic maths suggests that to send your explorers for twice the time means that explorers get sent for 300 food for 6 months, or with 3 horses for 12 months which costs exactly double the food.
Turks have a +1 bonus, meaning it costs half as much to produce a horse. Meaning that it costs 150 food to make 3 horses, meaning at 150 food per explorer, you hit your efficiency target of double at 150 so you should be sending 3 horses per at that point. Of course, you need them to send, so you need to be making them before that.
Japs have -25 food, so costs 75 food per horse. Simple maths says 3* 75 = 225 food per explorer is the point where you are sending 3 horses per.
Very minimal point there as I suggested so not many people delve too much deeper than that. So would be interested to hear the maths Radikaal for 330 food per for Franks, since Admin suggested maybe send them earlier? Sure I could figure it out by myself if I put the time in, but why bother with Radikaal here.