From the desk of Blitkriegmj - Ready Reserves
Hello fellow gewarers,
I think a nice feature to add to cities would be the creation of native ready reserves (trained city police force for instance) to help in the defence of a city.
I think it should work that if you have owned a city for a while - 4 days, 1 week (debate). you should be deemed to have built up rapport with the natives to be able to set up a "ready reserve" force to aid in the defence of the city for a cost dependant on the size of the city (and therefore the size of the force).
The reserves can be 1000 + 0.1% of city size with a cost dependant on how many are trained. So Missoula could get 1000 + 0.1% of 57,053 = 1057 troops and Tokyo could get 1000 + 0.1% of 36,510,000 = 37,510 troops
The cost of setting up would have to cost the maximum troop allowance so Tokyo would be expensive to set up and Missoula cheap (rate needs debating, could be at current cost of troop additions but I think cheaper)
The maximum "reserves troop size" is the city's capacity for reserves or your actual defending force, whichever is lower therefore you can't defend a city with 100 troops and reserves of 20'000.
Losses in battle would be 50% reserves, 50% troops and you wouldn't be able to restock your reserves for 24 hours after an attack (even a scout 100 troop attack), because population are nervous about future attacks for that period (realism reason for necessary feature).
Example - I own Tokyo with reserves bought and 10'000 troops defending. Maximum reserves is therefore 10'000 as I don't have more than the city's maximum reserves of 37'510.
I get attacked by a scout army which takes off 100 - 50 from me, 50 from reserves. I have 9'950, reserves are 9'950 locked for 24 hours.
I get nervous about more armies coming so I purchase another 10,000 troops, I have 19'950, reserves are still locked on 9'950.
Next attack is 25'000 troops (allways assuming equal win loss ratio). reserves are wiped out 9'950 equal to my 9'950 + remainder out of my troops of 5'100.
I have 4'900 troops left in the city and reserves of 0 (locked for 24 hours from this attack now).
Last edited by blitzkriegmj; 10-19-2005 at 05:03 AM.
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I think it all makes sense.
me likes. but i think they should just be cheaper, not free as long as you buy other troops.
Yeah I think they should definitely be cheaper, but the actual figure needs to be worked out....
this wouldnt do away with the money issue, but what would be really cool, is when you could select to have like 25 to100% of the cities taxes go into making the reserves. this way they get added slowly, and you get some control.
it also just feels more real.