I am playing S-P and I am about to reach 1852. I am finally starting to take a look at my army after spending the first part of the game coming to grips with the economy. I was wondering if anyone could help me with a few questions (OK probably more than a few !)
The first thing I noticed when checking the F3 Reinforcement and Replacement screen was that I needed 53 elite and 150 normal infantry replacements. A bit of a shock! I am playing with historical attrition set to on so I assume that no matter how I station my troops I will always suffer at least a base level of attrition is that correct? A related question is with historical replacements will my military formations only take on replacements when stacked in a province with a depot?
I did notice I hadn't moved my army from Piemont to shelter inside Turin so I rectified that. I also switched the army over to a passive posture which I am assuming reduces attrition casulties? Should I further split my forces with a corps in each province with a depot? The reason I haven't done so far is I was afraid moving troops to Alessandia on the Austrian border might prevoke a crisis is this a likely outcome? Is there an optimum way to quarter my troops?
I have also made the mistake of draining the conscript pool a couple of times when buying colonial units which has meant I have suffered unnessescary hits when i couldn't maintain my forces due to lack of conscripts.
My main question is the conscript rate for S-P is very low will I at any point get any decisions which will affect this or am I stuck with it until I get more provinces?
Thankyou in advance