Civilization Fanatics' Forums Army sizes seem too big on demographics

 Jan 10, 2006, 02:59 PM #1 Zalcron Prince   Join Date: Oct 2002 Posts: 364 Army sizes seem too big on demographics is it just me or do u think the army size figures on demographics is total bollocks. Example my country of 20 million people has an army of 6 million. Even in ww2 the Uk with 40 million people could only field 5 million, i feel a recaculaiton is in order, comments anyone?
 Jan 10, 2006, 03:10 PM #2 GeorgeOP RF Bleachers     Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: RF Bleachers Posts: 1,428 I think army size has to do with the number of units you have, while Population has to do with the size of your cities. So basically cIV is implying that you have to many units for your civ size. It's just a math calculation based on the numbers, I wouldn't worry about it too much. __________________ Milwaukee Brewers baseball Get hooked.
Jun 09, 2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by GeorgeOP I think army size has to do with the number of units you have, while Population has to do with the size of your cities. So basically cIV is implying that you have to many units for your civ size. It's just a math calculation based on the numbers, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
I read in another post somewhere, that Civ IV applies what are referred to in the military as 'force multipliers' to your units to calculate. For example when a single warrior unit counts theoretically as '1', an artillery counts as 5 or 7 or something, and a battleship counts as 50 or something. I have no idea what the real force multipliers used are, but I read this is how it works to calculate military size.

 Jun 09, 2007, 09:26 AM #4 davelisowski Prince     Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 333 Read about it here: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ4/stra...mographics.php __________________ "Branigan's Law is like Branigan's Love - hard and fast."
 Jun 09, 2007, 10:52 AM #5 Bushface Deity   Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Torquay, England Posts: 2,534 It's all because of the "phantom" soldiers derived from certain buildings and techs. Goodness knows why this weirdness was chosen, but it was, and the link in the above post explains how it works.
 Jun 09, 2007, 09:17 PM #6 Padraig Father of future Civver     Join Date: May 2007 Location: Winona, MN, USA Posts: 142 I've wondered if it's possible to have a military larger than your population. It's theoretically possible based on how the game is coded, but I've never strived for that goal...my wife is the warmonger. __________________ What is Best in Life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women -Conan the Barbarian Economic Left/Right: -1.00 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97
 Jun 11, 2007, 02:21 AM #7 Antilogic Chronic Thunderjunk     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: United States Posts: 11,832 Images: 2 I really would like to see a better scaling for the numbers. Do cottages add to the population? No? They should. __________________ Patron of fine and wholesome iced-cream manufactories. 13.1, baby, 13.1!

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