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    Default How do you hire mercs

    I havent had to try yet, but now that I think about it, I never saw an option to hire them. Can we?

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    Default Re: How do you hire mercs

    u dont the closest thing to mercs is hiring native american auxillia u can recruit troops from a general most anywhere on the map, but they ahve to walk to him from ur town.
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    Default Re: How do you hire mercs

    I seem to recall reading that there are no mercenaries this time around, their prevalence and importance in warfare having declined greatly since the Medieval period.

    On a related note though, what of regional levy forces? Anyone managed to build up a decent foothold in India yet and able to report on whether you do have to train colonial troops there rather than your normal forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBI View Post
    I seem to recall reading that there are no mercenaries this time around, their prevalence and importance in warfare having declined greatly since the Medieval period.

    On a related note though, what of regional levy forces? Anyone managed to build up a decent foothold in India yet and able to report on whether you do have to train colonial troops there rather than your normal forces?
    Well, as the Dutch in India I have to train VOC Company Troops and Cavalry along with Sepoy Troops and Cavalry.

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    Default Re: How do you hire mercs

    Yup. The british in america get colonial line infantry etc.
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    Default Re: How do you hire mercs

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerVX View Post
    Well, as the Dutch in India I have to train VOC Company Troops and Cavalry along with Sepoy Troops and Cavalry.
    And similarly, the British get to recruit East India Company Line Infantry, Sepoy Infantry & Cavalry. The local troops seem to be a little worse than regular ones (only available from your original region) but better than the generic Militia troops - e.g. Militia Infantry have Morale 5, Sepoys 7, East India Company Line Infantry 9 and (IIRC) regular Line Infantry 10.

    So each theatre (Europe, Americas, India) has its own troops to recruit. I kind of like the system but the gaping hole in it is the replenishment system: you can take an army of regular troops out to India and use that to keep them reinforced after battles without having to ship new ones from home. I think at the very least a longer time gap between paying for reinforcements and them appearing would be more realistic (as far as I remember, it is 2 turns no matter where you are).

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