You shouldnt have to worry about microfarming in the middle of a battle....thats TOTAL war...hence the name.
RTS games have focuse too much about worrying about the chicken feather plucker providing enough food, rather than combat, which is what its all about.
I dont want to spend essential moments worrying if i have enough baked beans for my troops! All i care about is if my troopers can win the day - with the beans they already have!
I will trade my magic beans for Rome total war anyday. No other RTS even comes close. And to compare Generals in this sentence would be an insult!