That's news to me! Great discovery, SirPleb! That's also news to me! It seems that the rule of the game has changed quite a bit there in C3C. Although I have never mobilized before, but I have tested it out a little bit last year in PTW. Military buildings would get shield bonus. Most importantly, when I prebuild military units then switch them to building improvement, they would subtract (or take back) all the shield bonus that were added by mobilization. I thought that was very smart of them (I mean the programmers) to have covered all those grounds. Anyway, enough about my nonsense! Great story, SirPleb! You aren't just a world-class player, but an excellent story teller as well.