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Feature Requests / Re: Have armies carry food
« on: March 23, 2011, 05:53:43 PM »
I once floated the idea that the trader class should be able to supply members of their army from there caravans. The thought was it would give traders a reason to join a conflict. Instead of every unit having to have their own caravans to provide food when you are in a starving region, 1 or 2 traders could bring enough to feed the army.

That sounds great.
... I worry it will add just one more logistical worry for wars, and one more reason for realms to avoid wars.

Thats why we give the unit a chance to tick a box and steal food from the countryside automatically in enemy realms, the easy way out. But then he/she would have to face the consequences if such an act is illegal.

Feature Requests / Re: Have armies carry food
« on: March 23, 2011, 05:36:56 PM »
Soldiers eat food from the region they are in, no matter who owns it. This includes troops in their own realm, and also militia as well.

So in an enemy realm, they would be stealing food from the countryside. Can the region lord get an account of the food lost? Or can the invading troops have an option that when ticked will automatically have that unit steal food when in enemy regions?

Feature Requests / Have armies carry food
« on: March 22, 2011, 06:46:32 AM »
I know to some extent this is already enabled- If you go to a starving region and have a caravan of food, you feed your men from the caravan.

If this concept could be taken to the next level, we could have armies carrying food around with them. What happens now, is when one realm invades another, their troops steal food from the region they are in to feed the soldiers. Unfortunately, this happens implicitly. AFAIK, there is no notice saying that enemy realm stole and ate X number of our bushels when they invaded. If a feature like this was added, if the enemy hadn't brought a caravan of food with them, they could *explicitly* (perhaps a button under loot) decide to take 5-10 bushels to feed each of their units. This would generate a notice to realm that the enemy had looted X bushels.

Why? It adds flavor to the game. The invaded people can have propaganda saying the enemy stole X bushels. On longer trips, invaders have to bring  caravan trail of goods. This also makes it easier for smaller realms, while giving larger realms some more challenge. Treaties can be signed between allies on whether or not their food can be eaten while their allies armies are passing through (gives passage rights a whole new bite).  :D

Feature Requests / Give militiamen banners
« on: March 19, 2011, 02:42:56 PM »
With armies having awesome little banners, it does seem awkward for militia not to have any. Perhaps you could let the General set the militia banner for the entire realm?

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