View Full Version : Standing Army and City Defense

Sep 23, 2009, 09:25 AM
To begin, i understand that these are subjective questions but we are after all creatures of habit and i wonder how everyone else plays.

What size standing army should i have in peace time?
Now i always have a small army hanging around incase of incursions- but i seem to build an army (or Navy) and not use them and then either have to disband or promoted them when new units become available or i seem to get attacked and don't have a large enough standing army. This is pre-nationalism as the power draft of units can solve my standing army problems.

How many units should i have defending my cities?
Costal Cities - 4 defensive units
Border Cities - A small standing army and 2 defensive units (depends on how aggressive my neigbours are!)
Interior Cities - Unpromoted, no experenice hanging around for MP duty.

Just interest to see what everyone else does or can add more to this!!

Sep 23, 2009, 09:34 AM
Friendly neighbors or a diplomatic situation I can control - 1 unit, more if using HR.

Angry neighbors I cannot control - Enough to hold my territory.